MATTHEWS – The 25th anniversary of Matthews Alive generated $141,207 for area charities.
Organizers distributed proceeds to nearly 40 nonprofits during the Matthews commissioners meeting Oct. 23 at Matthews Town Hall.
“Wonderful weather, sponsors and attendees made for a super weekend, and a great give-back to our non-profit partners,” said Lee Anne Moore, executive director of Matthews Alive. “With low humidity and sunny days, it was comfortable for families to come out and enjoy the festival, and we are so grateful. We are now over the $1.6 million mark for 25 years.”
Sales from rides, games, attractions, food vendor and craft booth rentals, exhibitor booth rentals and sponsorships generate the proceeds from the Labor Day weekend festival. At least 2,200 volunteers and representatives from more than 40 nonprofits helped.
Organizations benefiting include: Blessed Assurance Adult Day Care, BSA Pack 214, BSA Troop 164, BSA Troop 174, BSA Troop 39, BSA Troop 46, BSA Troop 502, Butler Girls’ Volleyball, Butler High School Lacrosse Boosters, Butler HS Band Boosters, Butler Key Club, Butler Football Boosters, Candlewyck Baptist Church, Crestdale Middle School PTO, Cross and Crown Lutheran Church, Cub Scout Pack 46, East Meck Band Boosters, First Baptist Church, Girl Scouts Meck 8 Service Unit/Hornets Nest Council, HAWK, Kiwanis Club of Matthews, Levine Senior Center, Matthews Masonic Lodge, Matthews United Methodist Church Youth Ministries, Matthews Woman’s Club, MSC Home School Key Club, Socrates Academy Parent Faculty Involvement Association, Stingray Aquatics, East Mecklenburg High School Band, Marvin Ridge High School Band, Sun Valley High School Band, Providence High School Band, Butler High School Band, Independence High School Band, Charlotte Woodworkers, Dreamweavers Basket Guild, Charlotte Woodcarvers and Oasis Shrine Club.