The 2018 Community Celebration was our best yet! With 21 booths, many contests, games, prizes, 7 brand new bikes raffled off, a fantastic watermelon eating contest, a dance off, and so much more we had almost 500 people in attendance. Thank you to our sponsors and to all who participated!
For almost a decade on the second Saturday of August, the Community Celebration event in Underhill Park has marked the end of Spokane Eastside Reunion Association’s (SERA) basketball camp and celebrated the wonderful East Central Neighborhood. It was the first time organizing the Community Celebration for our event organizer Karen Sutula and her team (JJ, Veronica, Gabby, Ella, Nature, Alaska, and Greg). They learned so much from last year’s event and plan to expand the Community Celebration even more this year with new team members Marco, Sarah, and Jose. The 2019 Community Celebration Event will be on August 10th from 12pm to 4pm in Underhill Park.
The past 12 months the Spokane Eastside Reunion Association continues to grow by leaps and bounds. The opening of our restaurant, Fresh Soul marked start of our job training program and expanded the scope of our organization. The restaurant has provided more ways for SERA to build up and support the East Central and Spokane communities than we even dreamed. Our tutoring center provides educational support to many children through the guidance of our new director, Catherine and tutors from Eastern Washington University and Gonzaga University. Our basketball camp is slated to be best yet with the all the new community partnerships we’ve started and with the help of our elementary and middle schools. This is an exciting time and we hope you will be a part of it.
At this year’s Community Celebration, we will offer free hot dogs, drinks, and a bag of chips for each attendee as well as opportunities for raffle prizes, games for all ages, and activities for children at each of our business and organization tables. This will be an excellent opportunity to showcase your business or organization to the people of Spokane.
If you are interested in attending as an organization or business with a table or booth – thank you! We are excited to have you and look forward to working with your organization or business. Please fill out the form to the right and give as much detail about your booth and its space requirements as possible. We ask that you provide an activity or give-away for the children attending the event – carnival type games or crafts are encouraged. If you have any questions about what kind of child friendly activities your organization or business can provide, please consult Pinterest first and if still unsure, give us a call and we can help with suggestions. Here is a link to a Pinterest board with lots of great ideas: https://www.pinterest.com/karensutula/ec-community-celebration-event-activities/ We highly recommend having a canopy or tent-like cover over your booth to protect from the sun and a way to secure it to the ground. Spokane can get windy!
BOOTH sign up
We love our sponsors and aren't afraid to show it! There are several sponsorship levels or if you would rather sponsor an activity or need please fill out the sponsorship form and let us know which need you would like to fulfill. All of our sponsors will be listed on this webpage and on our Facebook page.
We would love for you to help our event be amazing! Below are our sponsorship levels with details of what you, your business, or organization will receive at each level.
$100 Bronze Level: A big thank you! Your name listed on our webpage as a sponsor and a shout out on our Facebook event page as well as during the event.
$250 Silver Level: A big thank you! Your name and logo listed on our webpage as a sponsor with a link to your website, a shout out on our Facebook event page, 2 mentions during our event, and a Facebook ad for our event with your business or organization name running for 3 days.
$500 Gold Level: A big thank you! Your name and logo listed on our webpage as a sponsor with a link to your website, a shout out on our Facebook event page, 5 mentions during our event, and a Facebook ad for our event with your business or organization name running for 7 days. We will also display your businesses banner at the event
$1000 and up Platinum Level: A big thank you! Your banner will displayed on the patio fence at the Fresh Soul Restaurant for the week leading up to the event. Your name and logo as a banner on our webpage as a sponsor with a link to your website, 3 shout outs on our Facebook event page, 5 mentions during our event, and a Facebook ad for our event with your business or organization name running for 7 days. We will also display your business banner at the event and you will have premium parking to the event.
A Brand New Pair of Shoes for each of the children finishing the SERA basketball camp
Condiments for hot dogs for at least 600 people
Soda for at least 600 people
Bottles of water
Single Serve Bags of Chips for at least 600 people
Bouncy Castle $200
6 to 10 new Children's bicycles to raffle off
Gift baskets, coupons, gift certificates for raffle
15 to 20 Watermelons
SPONSORSHIP SIGN UP
The Community Celebration could not happen without the help of many great volunteers. We will need at least 20 people to help the day of the event doing everything from judging a watermelon eating contest, judging a dance contest, helping to setup, directing people to activities, selling raffle tickets, helping with cleanup and more. If you or your organization would like to volunteer, Thank You! and please fill out the form and one of us will be in touch with you as soon as possible.
Volunteer Sign Up
Our Community Celebration is all about the people, businesses, and organizations of East Central and Spokane. This family friendly event will have activities for young and old. Below is a list of some of the games, activities, and fun during our event. If you would like to donate one of the items on the list, please call Karen Sutula at 768-4989 or send her an email at email@example.com. Thank you!
Watermelon Eating Contest
Free Throw Shooting Contest
3 Point Shooting Contest
The Neighborhood Council will have tables with board games like Apples to Apples and Quelf
Giant Connect Four
Our Wonderful 2018 Sponsors
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