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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

 

 

CONTACT:  Chris Snowden

            Chairman for Riverfest

            wilmingtonriverfest@gmail.com

 

 

 

THE RIVERFEST COMMITTEE REWARDS CAPE FEAR COMMUNITY COLLEGE MARINE SCIENCES' PROGRAM A $5,000 SCHOLARSHIP CHECK

 

Wilmington, NC [August 4, 2015] – The Riverfest Committee presented a check to the Cape Fear Community College Marine Sciences Program today, Tuesday, August 4th, 9AM at the college campus located on the Cape Fear River in Historic Downtown Wilmington.  

 

Each year, Riverfest contributes to the Riverfest/Eva M. Hobbs Endowment Scholarship that goes to a much deserving marine sciences student.  This year's recipient is Jenna Colthorp who according to Department Chair Jason Rogers  "is academically outstanding". He is happy that "she can now focus all [her] efforts on school itself and not worry about the financial burden of paying for it."

 

Riverfest Chairman, Chris Snowden said he was "delighted to present the check for $5,000 from the proceeds of the 2014 Riverfest" to the school and is looking forward to a great 2015 festival, and hopes that next year's check "could be for even more." Over the years, Riverfest has contributed well over $150,000 toward the scholarship and is please to continue to support the College and Marine Sciences Department of our local community college.

 

In attendance were scholarship winner Jenna Colthorp, Jason Rogers (CFCC MT Dept. Chair), Bob Jones (CFCC Instructional Advancement Assoc. Dir.) Jill Vale (Riverfest Committee Member), Chris Snowden (Riverfest Committee Chariman), Karen Daniels (Riverfest Committee Secretary), David Gross (Riverfest Board Member), PC Snowden (Riverfest Board Member), Donna Worrell (Riverfest President).

 

Wilmington’s Riverfest, celebrated on the first weekend of October (Oct. 2-4, 2015), runs through Historic Downtown Wilmington on Water Street from the foot of Market Street to Cape Fear Community College. Currently drawing nearly a quarter-million people, this free, family-oriented celebration is a three-day event and has grown to be a widely anticipated annual celebration.  Riverfest was created in February 1979, by a group of Wilmingtonians interested in showcasing our thriving art community that has since resulted in a cultural street festival that entices locals and tourists alike to our amazing Historic Downtown.

 

For more information, please contact Chris Snowden at wilmingtonriverfest@gmail.com or Melissa Page Jones at media.wilmingtonriverfest@gmail.com.

 

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PRESS RELEASE

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

 

 

CONTACT:  Karen Daniels

            Administrator for Miss Riverfest

            wilmingtonriverfest@gmail.com

 

 

The Riverfest Committee & The Old Wilmington Riverfront Celebration, Inc. announce an open call for the first annual Miss Riverfest Competition

 

Wilmington, NC [June 22, 2015] – The Riverfest Committee proudly announces a new event to this year's Riverfest: the inaugural Miss Riverfest Competition. The festival committee is currently accepting applications from young females aged 18-26 years of age. Applicants must be single, never married, without children, as well as, enrolled in school or will be/has attended a further education program. During her reign, Miss Riverfest must reside in the tri-county area (New Hanover, Pender, Brunswick counties).

 

Miss Riverfest will participate in the 3-day Riverfest festivities that occur from October 2-4, 2015 and will be expected to make required appearances and parades throughout her yearlong reign as directed by the Board of Directors. A crown and sash will be awarded to Miss Riverfest at the beginning of her reign then a $1,000 scholarship will be given at the completion of her time as Miss Riverfest.

 

Wilmington’s Riverfest, celebrated on the first weekend of October, runs through Historic Downtown Wilmington on Water Street from the foot of Market Street to Cape Fear Community College. Currently drawing nearly a quarter-million people, this free, family-oriented celebration is a three-day event and has grown to be a widely anticipated annual celebration.  Riverfest was created in February 1979, by a group of Wilmingtonians interested in showcasing our thriving art community that has since resulted in a cultural street festival that entices locals and tourists alike to our amazing Historic Downtown.

 

For more information, please contact Karen Daniels at wilmingtonriverfest@gmail.com.

 

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