Beckley’s 11th Annual Sweet Treats Saturday to be held on the B.I.G. Plaza on May 13th!  Now seeking dessert participants!

Beckley Events Committee is now registering dessert vendors for Beckley’s 11th annual Sweet Treats dessert event planned for Saturday, May 13.   Held in conjunction with Raleigh County Schools’ Day of the Arts featuring music performed by local students, the event kicks-off of the Rhododendron Festival.  In addition, the Southern WV Preparedness Fair plans to join the event this year offering educational booths relative to emergency preparedness. The music and dessert ticket sales will begin at 11:30 a.m., with dessert-tasting hours from 11:45 a.m. to around 3:00 p.m. (or while supplies last).  Activities will take place on the Beckley Intermodal Gateway Plaza (top of parking facility) on Neville Street, with the lower transit level as a rain back-up location.  The Downtown Beckley Business Association also plans to offer pop-up shops nearby at Word Park.

Sweet Treats offers an opportunity to promote local businesses or organizations, plus help raise funds for the United Way. Dessert participants provide at least 100 samples, preferably ten dozen. Attendees will purchase tickets for samples, and the dessert participants will collect their tickets in exchange for samples.  Participants may also sell larger dessert portions, other food or items, and/or take orders at their booth.  Participants can promote their desserts, and/or their business or charity, and they will be supporting the United Way as a participant during this fun community event.  Food vendors should follow all requirements of the Health Department (304-252-8531).

The concerts by local students are free to attend, as well as the Preparedness Fair. Dessert-tasting tickets can be purchased for $5 (includes a strip of five sample tickets that can be used for dessert / drink samples, and a People’s Choice voting coin). Ticket proceeds will benefit the United Way & help cover event expenses.  Registration details may be found on the city’s website www.beckley.org, click on Beckley Events, or call 304-256-1776.  Dessert / food vendors need to register by April 28.

Please return form to Beckley Events, P O Box 5015, Beckley, WV 25801, or fax to 304-256-1816 or call 304-256-1776 or email form to jmoorefield@beckley.org by April 29.