For almost a decade on the second Saturday of August, the Community Celebration event has marked the end of Spokane Eastside Reunion Association’s (SERA) basketball camp and celebrated the wonderful East Central Neighborhood. Last year SERA partnered with the East Central Neighborhood Council (ECNC) and we welcomed almost 300 people to Underhill Park in a celebration of the wonderful people, businesses, and activities in the East Central Neighborhood.
This year’s event takes place on August 11th from 12pm to 4pm again in Underhill Park and we have a new event organizer, Karen Sutula. Karen and her team have plans to take our event to even greater celebratory heights! Her aim for this event is to double attendance in an effort to strengthen community bonds in East Central and for East Central with the rest of Spokane through partnerships between SERA, the neighborhood council, East Spokane Business Association, COPS, the Black Lens, Spokane Public Library, Spokane Public School District 81 and we will welcome participation from businesses around the city of Spokane.
This year, as in years past, we will be focusing on celebrating the children of our neighborhood through the basketball camp awards presentations, activities and games for children of all ages, and resources for parents and children to start the school year successfully.
There have been so many wonderful happenings in East Central the past few years and this event will celebrate it all and much more! The whole city is invited, and we expect hundreds of people to attend and participate. 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 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 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.
A Brand New Pair of Shoes for each of the children finishing the SERA basketball camp
Condiments for hot dogs for at least 500 people
Soda for at least 500 people
Bottles of water
Single Serve Bags of Chips for at least 500 people
Bouncy Castle $150
3 to 5 new Children's bicycles to raffle off
Gift baskets, coupons, gift certificates for raffle
Sound System to use for the event
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 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.
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.
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.
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