Tuesday, February 5, 2013
The Summerville Family YMCA Flowertown Festival was recently named one of the Southeast Tourism Society’s Top 20 Events, for the month of April 2013. The annual Festival brings the Lowcountry community together by showcasing arts and craft vendors, businesses, and civic organizations and also offering children’s rides and entertainment, all while raising funds for the YMCA.
Since 1985, the Southeast Tourism Society has published its Top 20 Events list. Events must go through an extensive nomination process and are reviewed in detail by the Southeast Tourism Society before the top events are selected.
“It’s an incredible honor to be selected as one of the Top 20 events in the southeast seven years in a row,” said Linda Walton, YMCA Development Director. “The Flowertown Festival is the YMCA’s largest fundraiser and our staff, and the community, all come together to help coordinate this remarkable event. It is very rewarding to see our event recognized by such a reputable organization.”
The Flowertown Festival is free and open to the public. The event is held throughout Azalea Park and Main Street in downtown Summerville. The 2010 Festival will be held April 5-7 and is the flagship fundraiser for the YMCA.
Established over 38 years ago by the Young Women’s Christian Organization (YWCO), the Festival continues to support the YMCA mission “to be a community cornerstone that puts Christian principles into practice through programs that build healthy spirit, mind and body for all.” With the Festival proceeds raised over the years, the YMCA has been able to create various programs and build multiple facilities for Summerville’s citizens. For more information about the YMCA Flowertown Festival please call (843)871-9622 or visit flowertownfestival.org.