A group of neighborhood folks and businesses are working to start a community festival in Petworth: they're calling it Celebrate Petworth, and they need your help to make it happen. They're holding a few fundraisers, including this Saturday, where businesses on Upshur Street (Petworth Citizen, Fia's Fabulous Finds, Bentley's Vintage, and Willow) will donate 10% of all sales to the fest. Sounds awesome! I'll be there.
They also have a CrowdRise site, like a Kickstarter page to raise money. Read below for more info.
- A group of community organizers have come together to plan and execute a small neighborhood festival celebration in the heart of Petworth. The Celebrate Petworth Festival will highlight the creativity, diversity, culture, people, and quality of life of Petworth: the core components of what make Petworth a vibrant and wonderful place to live and do business. Celebrate Petworth will be anchored around 4 main themes: Art, Music, Food and Healthy Living, and Kids/Family and will be held .
- CrowdRise Campaign: Organizers estimate it will cost approximately $12,000 to cover DCRA and DDOT permitting fees, required security and insurance, staging and equipment, and to support the musicians and performers. We are asking the community to help us raise $5,000 while we attempt to secure the majority through corporate sponsorships. http://www.crowdrise.com/celebrateptw/fundraiser/robertmandle
- Weekend Fundraiser: Take advantage of the weekend's spring weather and swing by the Upshur Street for some shopping and dining to benefit the inaugural Celebrate Petworth. Shop or dine at Petworth Citizen, Fia's Fabulous Finds, Bentley's Vintage, and/or Willow this between and 10 percent of sales will go to funding this neighborhood-organized event! See you and on !
- Event Sponsors - Green Line Real Estate, Creativecouch Designs, Car2Go, Petworth Citizen, Fido and Kitty's World, Various Petworth Neighbors