Remember how awesome the first-ever DC State Fair was this August? Well, we’re coming back in 2011. And we’re going legit – we’re becoming a 501(c)3 nonprofit, we’re incorporating and we’re filing all the stuff we need to file with DC and with the federal government. We’re in this for the long haul because we think that DC needs a State Fair every year, and we want the event to grow.
But, there are lots of costs associated with becoming incorporated – filing fees, application fees, as well as funding for next year’s fair. So we’re having a bake sale fundraiser at the 14th and U farmer’s market November 20, from 9 am to 1 pm.
Want to help? Here’s how:
1. Donate Baked Goods – e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org to sign up to help. We are looking for items that are “Fall” themed and encourage you to use produce grown locally to make your baked goods. For a list of local farmers markets, please see here.
2. Volunteer Hours – e-mail us at email@example.com to sign up to help sell baked goods on Saturday, November 20th. We will have 2 hour shifts.
3. Spread the Word – The electronic flyer above can be posted on websites, blogs, Facebook, etc. (Just right-click and “save as” to download it, or e-mail us and we’ll send it to you.) Please encourage family and friends to visit the market and pick up some delicious baked goods for your holiday gatherings.
4. Donate: You can also donate directly to the Fair through our paypal account. A small donation – $5, $10, or $20 can make a big difference!
DC State Fair was a success because of the enthusiasm that came from DC residents, visitors, volunteers, and contestants. We couldn’t have succeeded without you, and we hope your support will continue!