Chamber raises $9,000 at Mayfest

Published 8:54 am Monday, May 16, 2005

By by Lee Weyhrich
This year's Mayfest was the biggest anyone can remember and it was also one of the more successful.
"We actually netted just over $9,000, a portion of the chamber's budget comes from Mayfest," Chamber Director Emilie Mims said.
Mayfest is the Chamber's biggest annual fundraiser. This year's Mayfest raised over $1,500 more than last year, though last year's numbers were a disappointment compared to previous years.
"Usually it's about that same amount," Mims said. "Last year it was $7,500, but usually it's about $9,000."
So what made this year so much more successful than the last one?
"Probably just the fact we had great weather and that increased the rides and increased the Pepsi sales," Mims said. "We also had a good number of sponsors. We also had a new sponsor, Gulf Winds Federal Credit Union."
There were also more things to see this year than in any past event.
"We did have more venues because we had the fishing tent, the photography contest and the cakewalk. They were all new," Mims said.
Mims just hopes next year's event is as successful as this one.
"We thank the citizens of Atmore for supporting this event and I'm sure we'll see them next year," Mims said.

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