2016 Fall Festival Financial Update December 2016
The Fall Festival Leadership Team is pleased to announce the financial results for the 2016 A Country Affair Fall Festival which was held on Saturday, November 12.
This year’s festival was a tremendous success as the net profit after expenses was $24,731.49! This is one of the highest totals in the 22-year history of the festival, and it is the result of the generosity of many local businesses and organizations, church members, adult Sunday School classes, staff, and volunteers. The following beneficiaries will receive much needed funding from the 2016 festival proceeds:
Replace Mac in sanctuary
Armstrong Ministries funding
Family Promise support
Foundation and fencing for BBQ pit
Update Crosswalk & Youth scholarships
World Bicycle Relief Fund donation
Emergency Fund donation
Upgrade of Open Skies band equipment
Purchase new couch and chairs for parlor
Purchase new pitchers for kitchen
West Woods Prayer Path improvements
Walk to Bethlehem Committee
Women’s Retreat scholarships
Women’s Retreat Committee
Curriculum and classroom materials
Donation to Scout trailer fund
Boy Scouts of America Troop 103
It takes an entire community to plan and execute a successful church festival.
We received 319 Silent Auction donations with 80 representing business or organization donations and the remaining coming from our generous church members.
93 vendors were on site displaying their crafts and products for more than 1100 visitors to purchase.
87 area high school youth from five high schools volunteered on Friday evening or Saturday to assist the many church members working in the various festival areas.
Seven scouting groups and three Fort Bend Boys Choirs (all groups that meet in our church) staffed the 10 game booths in the Carnival Midway area.
Festival parking was coordinated by 18 adult District Scout leaders, plus the festival committee chair.
Numerous guests were fed in The Tea Room, Festival Café and Aunt Hattie’s Baked Goods throughout the beautiful, sunny day.
We truly appreciate the outstanding support of this year’s festival. Please mark your calendar for Saturday, November 11, 2017 and plan to volunteer to make the 23rd annual even festival an even bigger success!
For a PDF copy of this report, click Fall Festival 2016 results.pdf