Monday, August 3, 2009

Fayette Senior Services Apples & ArtFest: Exhibitor and Sponsor Opportunities Available

Plans for the first annual Apples & ArtFest are underway and Fayette Senior Services is seeking exhibitors and sponsors for the event, which takes place Saturday, October 17, 2009, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Fayette Senior Services Life Enrichment Center located at 4 Center Drive in Fayetteville. Proceeds from the event will benefit non-profit Fayette Senior Services. The Apples & ArtFest is an outdoor, rain or shine event and there is no admission cost.

The 2009 Apples & ArtFest is a charming fall festival featuring local artisans, crafts, great food, and line dancing. Individuals who have a talent for baking or cooking can enter the Anything Apple Recipe Contest for a chance to win $100, $50, or $25 for the best apple recipe.

Amateur and professional artists and craftspeople are invited to exhibit at the event. Handcrafted items are given preference. Food vendors including farmer's market and home-baked goods are welcome.

Other event highlights include the Apple-A-Day Live-well “Orchard” where local health and wellness professionals and businesses will also have an opportunity to spotlight their services. Fun and games can be found at the Kids Apple COREner and attendees can visit the Granny Smith Apple Memory Tree to purchase an “apple” in honor of a grandparent and help support Grandparents Raising Grandchildren and Meals on Wheels.

Exhibitors are encouraged to register before September 25, 2009 to get the Early Bird Discount and pay just $25 for 10’ x10’ space. Exhibit fees after 9/25 are $30. Fees must accompany the Exhibitor Application.

Sponsorship packages are available for businesses who want to take advantage of being in front of hundreds of festival-goers as well as the additional advertising opportunities that are included with each level of sponsorship. Sponsorship packages are value-priced for little as $250, $150, and $100.

Applications for Exhibitors, Sponsors, and Recipe Contestants are available online at or at Fayette Senior Services, 4 Center Drive in Fayetteville. For more information call 770-461-0813.

Fayette Senior Services, Inc. offers adults age 50 and better, the opportunity to be involved in a variety of social, leisure, educational, and wellness activities at its Life Enrichment Center. Since 1978, the organization has also provided important social services that improve quality of life for senior citizens and help them to maintain their independence. This past year, Fayette Senior Services delivered more than 40,000 Meals on Wheels to hundreds of Fayette County seniors. Other services include Adult Day Care Referral Service, Information & Referral Service, Transportation Services, In-Home Personal Care/Homemaker Services, and Case Management.

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