CELEBRATE DE PERE PRESENTS CHARITIES WITH $83,940 IN DONATIONS
Annual Festival Has Raised & Given Away $2.1 Million Since 1990
De Pere, WI – August 28, 2012 – The organizers of Celebrate De Pere (http://celebratedepere.com), Wisconsin’s premiere outdoor festival, today presented $83,940 in money raised during its annual 3-day event in Voyageur Park (Memorial Day Weekend, May 25 – 27, 2013) to a slate of worthy local non-profit organizations. Founded in 1990 to commemorate the city of De Pere’s 100th Anniversary, Celebrate De Pere is run by an all-volunteer staff, with the annual mission to help local non-profit groups raise money for their many different causes. Over its 23-year history, the festival has raised and given away over $2.1 million in contributions.
Operating under the banner of The Celebrate Committee, Inc., the festival’s board of directors selects worthy causes each year from the scores of non-profit 501(c)(3) applicants. This year saw a total of 42 organizations each receiving a share of the total money raised. A wide range of groups were selected this year, Desert Veterans of WI, Old Glory Honor Flights, Bay Area Humane Society and the CP Center. A complete list of recipients is available at http://celebratedepere.com.
Mark Hubert, a Celebrate Committee Board Member said, “We are so thankful to the Celebrate Committee, its board of directors and advisory committee, all the volunteers that come out and work the event, the nonprofit groups that run the tents, and the GREAT sponsors, without whose donations this event wouldn’t be possible. And of course, each and every person that came out during the weekend to enjoy and Celebrate De Pere. It is thanks to all of them that we are able to provide these donations.”
The Celebrate Committee Board of Directors was awarded the 2012 Patriot Award by the Desert Veterans of Wisconsin tonight for their work.
This year’s 3-day festival featured many local bands and was headlined by Sam Llanas Saturday night and Laura Bell Bundy Sunday night. Other events included a family fishing tournament, Redneck Regatta Cardboard Boat Race, Car Show, Rides, Marketplace, Fireworks and of course, the Monday Veterans Salute Ceremony. It’s impossible to hold the event without local sponsorship which included the generous support of businesses like Community First Credit Union, Angel’s Touch Assisted Living, Festival Foods, De Pere Auto Center, Larry’s Piggly Wiggly, Bay Area Granite & Marble and radio stations WIXX-FM and WNYX-FM. A complete list of this year’s sponsors is available at http://celebratedepere.com/sponsors/.