Monday, May 2, 2011

The weather may be frightful, but bring on the Village Fair

Given the wonderful spring weather we continue to experience it is hard to believe the summer festival season is but a few weeks away. Here at the Chamber, we are gearing up for the 48th-annual Village Fair, scheduled for June 2-5 in beautiful downtown Birmingham.

One unique aspect of the Village Fair is the number of local charity and nonprofit groups that benefit from fair proceeds. In addition to being the Birmingham Bloomfield Chamber’s major fundraiser, we have been able to share the wealth with nearly 20 local groups that rely on the fair for badly needed funds in these difficult economic times.

In 2010, the Chamber distributed more than $17,000 to 20 charitable organizations, thanks in large part to the generosity of Danny Houston and his Mid America Shows company. And even though rain during three days of the fair dampened profits along with the spirits of some fair-goers, we still are on target to partner with 18 organizations this year.

Discounted Village Fair wristbands are available for $15 until Wednesday, June 1, 2011 at 5 p.m., a savings of $3 per wristband. Wristband vouchers can be purchased at the Birmingham Bloomfield Chamber office located at 725 S. Adams Rd. Suite 130 Birmingham, Monday - Friday 9 a.m. - 5 p.m., and at the Birmingham Bloomfield Credit Union located at 576 E. Lincoln, Birmingham Monday – Thursday 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. and Friday 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Call the Birmingham Bloomfield Chamber at (248) 644-1700 ext. 24 for more information, and we’ll plan to see you at the fair!

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