Fourth Avenue Winter Road Honest in jeopardy if cash isn’t raised

TUCSON, Ariz. (KOLD News 13) – The Fourth Avenue Merchants Association needs community help to make this year’s Winter Street Festival a reality.

The association is dependent on the street festival for its operation, but the last three trade fairs have been canceled due to the pandemic.

“Since we are 99% funded by the street festival, the failure to continue the street festival could definitely lead to the demise of the Fourth Avenue Merchants Association and everything we do to help small businesses down here,” said Daniel Matlick, board president of the Trade Association Fourth Avenue.

Every year the fair attracts hundreds of thousands of people and brings in hundreds of thousands of dollars. Matlick said the street fair money will be used to pay the upfront costs of the event and the rest will be used for upkeep along Fourth Avenue.

“We’re able to maintain the streets, the garbage, the power washing, and make Fourth Avenue a place people want to go,” said Casey Anderson, chief operating officer of the Fourth Avenue Merchants Association.

The street festival is also a big money maker for the traders, restaurants and artists involved.

“We have a tent out there and the store is open too,” said Tonia Clevenger, an employee at Rustic Candle on Fourth Avenue. “It’s just great fun and very busy.”

Clevenger hopes the tradition will return this year in the interests of businesses and those who love Fourth Avenue.

“A lot of people describe the avenue as the heart of Tucson,” she said. “It’s the eclectic feeling that brings Tucson together.”

Marlick said the club is working on reserve funds and will need to raise about $ 280,000 to hold the Winter Street Festival, which is scheduled for December 10th, 11th and 12th. Find out more about the fair and how you can donate. here.

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Blessing Nook Ministries asks for neighborhood’s assist to lift cash to stay at Union Avenue location

Posted: 7/30/2021 / 10:00 PM PDT
Updated: 7/30/2021 / 10:00 PM PDT

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) – Blessing Corner Ministries is a staple of compassion in Bakersfield and they seek help from the community before they are forced to sell their property over the next few weeks.

The organization is known for its generous giveaways, clothing promotions, and food distributions.

Pastors John and Bonnie Turner have served the most vulnerable in Bakersfield on Union Avenue and 1st Street since 2005.

Bonnie Turner says the church raised $ 46,000 of its $ 75,000 goal through its barbecue fundraisers and donations. She says they have until the end of August to raise the remaining $ 29,000 and asks the community for help to continue their work there.

Anyone who can support Blessing Corner Ministries can Donate through the Church’s website.

Deutsche Tage returns to Summit Avenue with German meals, beer and leisure – Twin Cities

The German Days will return to the Germanic-American Institute on Summit Avenue in St. Paul on June 12th and 13th.

The event, which was canceled last year due to COVID-19, is one of GAI’s oldest traditions and features German food, beer and live entertainment. According to GAI, it is the oldest ethnic festival in St. Paul.

Music and entertainment throughout the weekend include the Bavarian music masters and Alpensterne, Ron Machel and the master concert player Josh Eidsor, along with the Turkish music ensemble Makam Baklava and the Rivers Ballet, as well as a special performance by the MN Opera soprano Karin Wolverton.

Admission is free, food, drinks and merchandise are for sale. Adults 21 and older can purchase wristbands for $ 5 to purchase beer and wine. The proceeds will benefit the GAI programs, including German lessons for adults and children, the German Immersion Preschool nursery and the cultural program.

GAI is located at 301 Summit Avenue. There is food at the Schwarzwaldgasthof and Ruhland’s Strudel Haus and there are four beers on tap. For more information, visit gaimn.org.