Plans are being finalized for the 2016 Autumn Street Fair. The community event is scheduled for Oct. 1 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
“As we approach our 22nd annual Autumn Street Fair, we would like to remind people this is not just a festival, but a community event,” said Sigourney Younglove, programs and events coordinator for the Warren County Chamber of Commerce. “What many people don’t realize is the Autumn Street Fair is organized by the current Leadership Class. The funds raised go to support not only the Chamber but a Leadership Class project.”
In previous years, the Leadership Class has used proceeds from the event to purchase and donate new coolers to Meals on Wheels and build a wall around the basketball court at the Hamilton Street Activity Center.
“This year’s leadership class will be contacting Kids of the Community, Warren County Animal Control and Adoption Center, and the Warren County Senior Center to find out their wish lists,” said Younglove. “As a community, it is up to us to help the nonprofit organizations and their volunteers that give so much. Without them we would be without the very valuable service they are providing. We look forward to seeing you at the Autumn Street Fair on Oct. 1.”
The event will kick off with Kelly Walker singing the national anthem followed by performances by the California Club, Tate & Byars, Matt Simpson, Josh Wanamaker, and The Alvarado Road Show spanning the entire day at the Main Stage on the lawn. There will be a live auction at 1 p.m. on the main stage with items such as an Orion cooler, white water rafting trip, jewelry and more.
On Stage B at the end of Main Street, there will be demonstrations by McMinnville Jiu-Jitsu Academy and Gary Steele Karate, as well as performances by Morrison Dance Academy and Paula’s Dance Academy.