BEAVERCREEK — The Popcorn Festival Committee is facing a challenge and is seeking help from everyone who loves popcorn. Last November an automobile accident destroyed one of their main electrical distribution boxes and needs to be replaced by the scheduled festival Sept. 9-10.
The event is one of the largest festivals in the Miami Valley that attracts approximately 70,000 visitors each year and occupies 270 vendors and 300 booths.
Without it one third of the vendors will not have power and to replace it the committee needs $25,000. And the American Legion Post 763 recently donated $1,000 to the committe toward replacing the equipment.
In order to get the electrical box replaced in time for the festival, the needed money needs to be obtained and collected within at least 90 days prior, to allow enough time for the materials to be ordered and the installation to be completed.
To donate please make checks payable to “Popcorn Electric” and send to: Beavercreek Popcorn Electric, City of Beavercreek Parks Department, 789 Orchard Lane, Beavercreek, OH 45434.
Since 1996, the Popcorn Festival Committee has donated over $166,700 to Beavercreek groups and organizations. Each year, the festival sets aside approximately $10,000 for expenditures for the festival and everything else is up for discussion for donations. The committee’s goal is to be a benefit to the community and not a money making committee.