Saturday, June 11, 2011

Worlds Fair

Palm Christian Marketing will kick off its 2011 Knoxville Summer Fest on Tuesday, June 14 on the Performance Lawn at World’s Fair Park with a fun-filled day of music, stand-up comedy, festival games and more.
The event, presented in corporate partnership with Fox Toyota and Moore Freight Services, is held annually to help financially support one local non-profit Christian ministry per year.
The charitable aspect coupled with the carnival atmosphere is what gives Summer Fest its charm, according to Mason Forbis, a senior at UT.
“I went to Summer Fest 2010 with my family, and we all had an incredible time. It is great to have an event like this that is truly all for charity,” said Forbis.
PCMI recognizes that most non-profit organizations have an annual budget that depends entirely on its fundraising abilities. With anywhere from $20,000 to $30,000 in donations required in order to stay afloat, these groups need help from the greater Knoxville community.
The profits from this year’s festival will go to Lost Sheep Ministry, an organization dedicated to helping the large homeless community in Knoxville.
Pre-purchased tickets are $10 and $15 on the day of the event, which begins at noon. With things ranging from face painters, clowns, and stand-up comedy from Mike Williams and David Ferrell, it promises to be a fun-filled day for everyone, with philanthropy at the heart of it.
“The festival is a fun time for everyone around, but the fact that we’re doing all of this to help the less fortunate brings a sense of accomplishment along with it,” said Forbis.

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