MATTHEWS – Matthews Alive organizers presented $147,716 in proceeds from the Labor Day festival to nearly 40 nonprofits, including bands from Marvin Ridge and Sun Valley high schools, during the Oct. 28 town commissioners meeting.
More than 2,000 volunteers and representatives from these nonprofits served in various capacities at the event. Sales of carnival rides, games, attractions, booth rentals and sponsorships generated the proceeds.
“To put on such a wonderful family tradition in Matthews alongside our sponsors, volunteers and town staff – and then to give back in a big way – is very gratifying,” said Lee Anne Moore, executive director of Matthews Alive. “We are closing in on the $2 million mark for 27 years. It’s an honor for all of us to create such an important community event.”