Vendors Needed for Beckley’s 12th Annual Sweet Treats Event

BECKLEY–  Beckley’s Events Committee is now registering dessert vendors for Beckley’s 12th annual Sweet Treats dessert event planned for Saturday, May 12.

Held in conjunction with Raleigh County Schools’ Day of the Arts which features music performed by local students, the event kicks-off of the Rhododendron Festival. In addition, the Southern WV Preparedness Fair plans to offer educational booths relative to emergency preparedness.

The music concerts and dessert ticket sales will begin by 11:15 a.m., with dessert-tasting hours from 11:30 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.

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.

The concerts by local students are free to attend, as well as the Emergency 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 Peoples Choice voting coin). Ticket proceeds will benefit the United Way and help cover event expenses. Registration details may be found on the city’s website, click on Beckley Events, or call 304-256- 1776, or follow Beckley Events Facebook page. Dessert / food vendors need to register by April 27.

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