The Service League of Cherokee County is proud to present this year’s 35th annual Riverfest Arts and Crafts Festival. The festival, held annually on the last weekend of September, marks the climax of a year of hard work and planning by the Service League’s membership of 100 volunteer women.
Featured against the backdrop of the beautiful Etowah River, the annual festival is the League’s flagship fundraising event, where the majority of the funds raised are used by the League to serve the underprivileged children of Cherokee County each year.
This year, the festival will be on Saturday, Sept. 28, and Sunday, Sept. 29. Riverfest will take place at Etowah River Park, located at 600 Brown Industrial Pkwy. in Canton, Ga. The two-day event offers shopping, entertainment, food and fun for all ages. Lori Karnes of Canton is Riverfest Chairwoman, with Ashley Carlile of Canton serving as Vice Chairwoman.
Riverfest Arts and Crafts Festival is Cherokee County’s longest running fall festival for many reasons. The festival hosts some of the Southeast’s finest artists, crafters, and entertainment, which draws record-breaking crowds year after year. The most important reason, however, are the needy children of Cherokee county who benefit from every dollar raised at Riverfest. It is all for the children!
In addition to Riverfest, League members raise money through the annual Run for the Children, which includes a 5K race and 1 Mile Fun Run to be held on Saturday, December 7, 2019. The Service League’s 2nd Annual Golfing FORE! the Children Tournament is scheduled for June 15, 2020. Sales from the League’s newest cookbook, “Gatherings & Traditions,” which will be available at Riverfest and can be purchased after the festival from League members and local retailers throughout Cherokee County, continues to be a successful fundraiser for the League as well.
The Service League of Cherokee County is thankful for all of the local businesses that sponsor Riverfest and the organization’s service during the year. Funds raised from these long-term partnerships make it possible for the League to provide assistance for children in need as identified by social services or school teachers. The funds are used to assist children with everything from health care and eyeglasses to rent and utilities for their families.
Donations have been made in the past by the League to other community nonprofit organizations that support children such as the Anna Crawford Children’s Center, CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) for Children of Cherokee County, Cherokee County Special Olympics, Cherokee County YMCA, Cherokee Family Violence Center, Forever Fed, Camp Gideon, Give a Kid a Chance, Goshen Valley Boys Ranch, Healing Hands Youth Ranch, MUST Ministries, Next Step Ministries, North Georgia Angel House, Papa’s Pantry, Rainbows Support Groups at Cherokee County schools and the Sequoyah Regional Library System.
In addition, the League also provides $1,000 one-year scholarships each year to deserving seniors from high schools throughout the county.
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The 35th Annual Riverfest Arts and Crafts Festival 2019
A Cherokee County tradition since 1985
10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 28
10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 29
Etowah River Park, 600 Brown Industrial Pkwy, Canton, Ga. 30114
Admission for adults and children 11 and older — $5 donation
Children 10 and younger – free
Free parking and shuttle services are available
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