Charities sought to help, profit from Slidell Heritage Fest


Slidell charities are being sought to support and benefit from the 21st annual Slidell Heritage Festival. Though the annual Fourth of July celebration on the North Shore won’t take place until June 30 at Slidell’s Heritage Park, applications to sign up as a Heritage Fest beneficiary must be received by Jan. 29.

It’s a significant commitment, but has the potential to pay off big for participating charities. Last year’s festival raised $30,000 which was shared by Boy Scouts of America-Cypress District, Slidell Police Association, the Slidell Boys & Girls Club, Family Promise of St. Tammany, Hospice Foundation of the South, and Notes for Education. The festival is a joint effort of the two Slidell Rotary clubs, which are joined by the City of Slidell and NOLA.com/The Times-Picayune.

Applicants can find the “Non-Profit Support Application” form online at www.slidellheritagefest.org. The application must be received by the Slidell Heritage Foundation via email to Sharron Newton at sharron@slidellheritagefest.org, postmarked no later than Jan. 29.

To be eligible, the non-profit must be a recognized charity. Applicants do not have to be registered as a 501(c)3 tax-exempt entity.)

The selection committee considers the charity’s needs and purpose for participating. Selected charities are asked to support the festival with support prior to the event, and with significant volunteer hours on the day of the community celebration. The level of support the charity lends to the preparation of the event and volunteer efforts on the day of the event influence the amount awarded to the charity.

For more information about the Slidell Heritage Festival, contact Dean Bedekar at 985-290-1699.

Carol Wolfram photographs and writes stories about the people and events of the Slidell community. To reach her, email carol.wolfram@yahoo.com.



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