The following was submitted by the Marblehead Festival of Arts:
The Marblehead Festival of Arts’ primary fundraising effort will begin Sunday, March 10, with the preparation of the annual Friends-of-the-Festival Mailing, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. It will be held at the Gerry No. 5 Veteran Fireman’s Association Hall, 210 Beacon Street, Marblehead (next to the Community Store). Many hands are needed to prepare mail packets that will be sent to businesses and households in Marblehead, Swampscott and other nearby towns.
Festival President Lynne DeVoe says “Funds are needed to underwrite the Festival of Arts, a community-wide celebration that will take place this year July 4- 7. On March 10, we will reach out to donors to help support this great event.”
DeVoe encourages everyone to come over for an hour or more anytime during the day and bring some helpful friends or family members. Snacks will be provided. “The Friends Mailing is a great opportunity to support the Festival, meet other volunteers, learn about upcoming Festival events and have fun,” she added.
Please note that parking is available, and volunteers should use the side entrance.
For more information, visit www.MarbleheadFestival.org.
About Marblehead Festival of Arts (MFoA)
Founded in 1962, the Marblehead Festival of Arts has a rich history in producing a premier summer arts festival that has become a unique forum for artistic expression. Traditionally held each year over the July 4th holiday, the Marblehead Festival of Arts hosts a wide range of art exhibits, outdoor music concerts overlooking Marblehead Harbor, Writer’s World, the Street Festival, Artisans’ Marketplace, and many other cultural activities designed to provide a fun and enriching experience for the entire family.
The Marblehead Festival of Arts is run by an all-volunteer organization comprised of more than forty committees and involving several hundred volunteers. It operates year round and relies solely on donations to fund its operations. Individuals, families, and businesses may become Festival Sponsors by making a tax-deductible contribution. For additional information on MFoA, a calendar of events, volunteer opportunities and sponsorship, please visit www.MarbleheadFestival.org.