Sunday, February 15, 2015
READ THIS: I wanted to let everyone know that we are opening up some things for the car show for your business support. We are proud to announce that Champion Chevrolet in Athens is going to be our title sponsor, and will be at the show with some cool stuff to show off. So, that is going to be a crowd draw. If you would like to support our event by having your logo on our car show t-shirt (which is going to be awesome), on the flyers, and our organization’s website leading up to the event date, we have a small window to get that going. Sponsorships are $25 and we need a high-resolution one-color logo asap. PM me for an email address. If you know of any businesses that you think would be interested in supporting us, please help us by soliciting for us. If you would like to help sell ads for us, I want to talk to you asap, there might be a little something in it for you. Lot’s of asap’s, we only operate under asap’s. We will also be accepting vendors for the show. We are accepting three types: 1. A kid’s activity booth. This is free, but you must provide some kind of activity for kids. This is a great team-building opportunity for your employees, and you are welcome to display signs or hand out promotional items (not food), anything you would like to do to introduce your business to the community and the activity you choose should reflect your level of interest in the community (in other words, don’t just hand out stickers. If you want to participate in this and need ideas, I’ve got ‘em: rent a blow-up, have a craft table, set up a cool hot wheels track, and I’ve got more. You need to submit your idea and be committed to it b/c we will try to limit double-ups) We will be selling punch tickets for children to participate in the kids activity area and it will be separated from the market. 2. A market vendor booth. This is $25 to have a booth to sell your goods, whatever it may be (jewelry, car parts, advocare, toys, crafts, candles, shift knobs, tomatoes, whatever as long as it is not obscene or adult-rated material and as long as it is not meal food or baked goods). You must provide everything you need. If you need electricity, then bring a generator. 3. Promotional vendors: This is $25 to have a booth at our event to promote your for-profit business, hand out info talk to people about what you do (basically advertise and introduce yourself to the community). You must provide everything that you need, including a generator if you need electricity. 4. Non-profit organization vendors. If you are a 501-3(c) organization, you are invited to set up at our event for free as long as you only give out information. Out of respect for our org and respect for the St Jude family for which we will be collecting donations that day, please do not accept donations at our event, but you are welcome to hand out promotional items and collect addresses for mail-outs, anything you want to do to introduce yourself to our community and make contacts. You must provide everything that you need, including a generator if you need electricity. All booths are expected to stay open and available until 3 p.m. If you tear down early, you will not be allowed to participate in following years. There are no refunds under any circumstances. The event will proceed despite temperature and all booths are expected to be there. In the case of rain, there must be a 80% chance precipitation for our location during the opening hours of the show as is posted by The Weather Channel to be relieved of your responsibility to the show. There is no rain date. All but the kids activity booths will be intermingled, and we do not charge for entry into the car show grounds or into this area. The car show is free to attend and we hope that you are able to help us make it a great event for our community, and it be a reflection of our love and compassion for childhood cancer fighters.