COMMUNITY - WE NEED YOUR HELP! The City of Berea Tourism Commission just voted to adopt a competitive grant process for 2016-17 events/programs. Because Tourism has had large property purchases in 2015, their budget for supporting events has been significantly sliced. We are facing up to an 80% reduction in funding from our former presenting sponsor, if it makes the cut. Any monies we receive from Tourism will not be awarded until July 1st.
We are currently seeking sponsors from area businesses, civic clubs and individuals. We also have applied for several grants, and while we are hopeful First Friday Berea will be chosen, this is not guaranteed. With 5 events planned for this year, running from May-September and reduced financial support from Berea Tourism, we need your help!
If you can't financially contribute, you can still help. Sharing this campaign with your friends, family and networks is huge. Another way to offer support is to send Berea Tourism a message about why they should continue to fund First Friday Berea. To contact them click HERE.
Please view our Go Fund Me Campaign below. THANK YOU!