Tis The Season Festival 2022 Chili Cook Off & Car Show
December 3, 2022 – 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Sponsorship Pledge Form and Welcome Letter
Thank you for considering supporting our festival with your tax deductible financial contribution. Pickens Community Thrift Store is a 501C3 nonprofit organization composed solely of volunteers. All profits made are given back to our county nonprofit groups in the form of grants totaling millions of dollars in our twenty-two years of serving our community. The store offers free clothing and shoes for those in need and in times of disaster, we are there to help our community families get back on their feet. We give credit to God for our continued success.
During this last year, we at the thrift store have expanded our giving back. Our goal is to become a community center, offering not only great prices on quality merchandise, but also a place for families and friends to enjoy free outings through our various festival activities.
The Tis The Season Festival will be a much bigger challenge from our previous events and that is why we are reaching out to business partners and neighbors for help. We will be hosting two major activities, a chili cook off and car show, that will offer cash prizes and awards for winning participants. After expenses, all proceeds will go to the Pickens County Senior Center.
The Senior Center is a huge part of the lives of so many of our citizens. The socialization it offers has been proven to be life changing for those who might otherwise be home alone. The money they receive will allow for greater opportunities and expansion options to be enjoyed by older community members.
We hope you will choose to be one of our “hot” sponsors. We have three levels of cash donations and/or an opportunity to give a special gift which could be used as part of the winnings or a door prize for a lucky visitor. We realize that expenses today are far greater than ever before and that affects what we can do. Therefore, we have chosen to be modest in our requests. Sponsorship levels are as follows:
BLAZIN’ HOT SPONSOR …. $500
Will receive ten (10) taste wrist bands, recognition during event by our MC, a large plaque of
appreciation and prominent display of name on banner displayed on stage.
SMOKIN’ HOT SPONSOR …. $250
Will receive four (4) taste wrist bands, recognition during event by our MC, a plaque of appreciation,
and name on banner displayed on stage.
SIZZLIN’ HOT SPONSOR …. $100
Will receive two (2) taste wrist bands, recognition during event by our MC, and a framed certificate of
appreciation from store president, Terry “Sarge” Bishop.
LOVIN’ CHILI FRIEND ……… $25 minimum value of gift or gift card
Will receive one (1) taste wrist band, recognition during event by our MC, and a letter of appreciation
from store president, Terry “Sarge” Bishop.
The thrift store takes great pride in the fact that we give 100% of our proceeds after operating expenses back to our community. The added expenses of paying for bands, a permanent stage and electrical hookups are not something we want to take away from our grant monies. That’s why you as our sponsor is so important.
Our previous festivals have averaged around 200-300 guests. We fully anticipate that number to double or even triple with the added attractions. There will be live music, games and Santa there to thrill the children with special gifts. Our most beautiful trees will be fully decorated with dazzling ornaments to add a festive flair to the event. These will be offered as a silent auction for guests to take home a ready-made tree. Tasting wrist bands will be available at a nominal cost for everyone to sample all of the wonderful entries. They will then get to vote for people’s choice winner… a coveted award. Our judges will be selected from government officials… those well known and loved by our community. The car enthusiasts will also enjoy an eclectic gathering of classic and modern cars and motorcycles. Judging for best of show will offer bragging rights, trophy and cash for the lucky winner.
With all of the activities and crowds sure to come, the Tis The Season Festival will be a great opportunity to support the community and get the best publicity money can buy. We will be utilizing media sources on line, radio, tv and print as well as numerous flyers promoting the event. We all know word of mouth is the best form of advertising and by including so many different crowd pleasing elements… folks are sure to tell all of their friends! All levels of sponsorships will be recognized in all of our media sources.
Thank you in advance for you support we know you will want to give. The attached form is provided for you to make record of your contributions. Please feel free to contact me anytime if you have any questions concerning this fun festival coming to Jasper on December 3rd. Everything will be on site at our thrift store with the car show directly across the street in the parking lot of Good Samaritan Health Clinic. It is sure to be a fun filled day everyone will remember. Tell your friends and meet us there at the 2022 Tis The Season Chili Cook Off and Car Show Festival!
Sincerely, Suellen Reitz
Public Affairs Officer – Pickens Community Thrift Store
770 401-9248 or firstname.lastname@example.org