Every fall the streets of Greenville are taken over by the BB&T Fall for Greenville festival and hundreds of volunteers keep it running smoothly.
This week those non-profits who provided the volunteers were given a portion of the proceeds from the festival.
Twelve organizations received $46,500 for their efforts. The charities that shared in the proceeds are:
- Aloft Greenville on behalf of Lucky Pup Rescue SC
- Boy Scout Troop 260
- Boy Scout Troop 266
- Furman University on behalf of Heller Service Corps
- Girl Scout Troop 1763
- Greenville Chinese Cultural Association
- Harvest Hope Food Bank
- Newcomers of Greater Greenville on behalf of Ronald McDonald House
- Red Shoe Society on behalf of Ronald McDonald House
- ScanSource Charitable Foundation on behalf of Safe Harbor
- Shellpoint Mortgage Servicing on behalf of March of Dimes
- Vocal Matrix Chorus
Over the last 15 years, BB&T’s Fall for Greenville has donated over $650,000 to more than 20 non-profit organizations in Greenville. Again, this year, the festival’s grant program initiative called “Fall for Giving” will expand its community giving. Non-profits involved in culinary food, cultural diversity, family and music will get grants ranging from $1,000 to $20,000. Grant applications are being accepted starting January 22nd through March 1st. Interested non-profits can apply here.
Another popular festival held in downtown Greenville SC is Artisphere. It will be the 15th year and kicks off May 10th. Construction in the area of the Peace Center’s amphitheater is making it necessary to change the layout of the festival.
This fine-tuning began last year when artists were offered double-sized booths. More than a dozen booths took advantage of the option and it pushed the festival farther into the West End.
Two changes are the Wyche Pavilion and the Peace Center’s TD Stage are not available. Local performer’s will be moved to Graham Plaza and the headliners will be on Broad Street. This year’s festival will feature 135 visual artists, of which 36 are first-timers. The festival is growing each year. More details and schedules will be coming out in the next few months. Got to www.artisphere.org for more info.
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