Woodward, Merchant Liason, Diane Lehr, Sponsorship Chair, Tiffany
Seibert, Kid Activities Chair, Christy Hubbard, Festival Chair, Trisha
Black, SOA Director and Allison Crawford, Site Chair, at the group's
recent committee meeting.|
Diane continues to make calls and visits to potential sponsors. To date the sponsors include Advanced Concepts, Athena League, Athens Gas Department, Athens News Courier, Athens State University, Charter Communications, Dental Associates of Athens, Hand Arendall LLC, HealthSource, LouAna Oil, Ming Enterprises, Morell Engineering, and Pepsi Cola.
Tiffany is working with area organizations to create a fun, kids area. So far children's activities include giant double slide, dunking booth, train rides, storytime and more.
Allison's committee is over the event site, placing vendors, coordinating with security, meeting electrical needs, etc.
Amanda Romine, food vendor chair, is mailing out applications! Our food vendors are the stars of the event, and she is going to make sure we have a diverse selection of fried fare. Her committee is also working on coordinating the tasting contest. Food vendors and downtown restaurants can compete for "best fried vegetable," "best fried meat," "best fried dessert," and "most outrageous." We are anxious to see what our vendors bring to the table.
This year, we are proud to showcase local talent as well as The Park Band, presented by Ming Enterprises, for an evening concert. We hope that attendees will wear their togas to the largest toga party in North Alabama!!
Stay tuned for more updates! It's gonna be a great time.