AVILLA – Hope everyone enjoyed the 2017 Avilla Freedom Festival. We definitely ended the festival with a big bang. Best firework show ever.
A big balloon thank you to all of our sponsors and everyone who helped make the festival a huge success! Julie McBride – President, Don Papai – Vice President, Chelsea Leitch – Secretary, Petra Papai – Treasurer, Don Stomm – Fundraising, Tim Perkins – Entertainment, Brenda Owens – Vendors, Denny Mast – BBQ Cook-off and Mesha Lash – Amateur Dog Show that have been planning, organizing, soliciting to get Avilla Freedom Festival up and running. We wanted to bring back the Avilla Freedom Festival and I do believe we have done so.
There are a lot of people still under the impression that the Avilla Freedom Festival is run by the Town of Avilla. That is not the case. The Avilla Freedom Festival Committee is who puts this festival together.
The Avilla Freedom Festival is possible through the generous donations from our sponsors. Without the donations from local business, we would not be able to have the Avilla Freedom Festival. A lot of these events are free to the public, but they have to be paid for, which include the bands and fireworks. In the beginning of the year we mail out 100’s of donation request letters to businesses around this area in hopes that they will make a money donation to the Avilla Freedom Festival. We also personally visit some of these businesses and asked for donations.
We have two fundraisers each year, the Fish and Chicken Dinner at the Avilla American Legion Post 240 and a G olf outing. This year Avilla Freedom Festival presents the 1st Annual Scott Uhl Memorial Golf Outing which will take place on August 5th at 1 pm Shotgun at Cobblestone Golf Course.
If you have any ideas on how we can make this festival even better and would like to join our team, please contact us via Facebook or email firstname.lastname@example.org – We are always looking for more help. Please check our Facebook or website www.avillafreedomfestival.com for our next scheduled meeting.
The Avilla Freedom Festival Committee