October is one of the most exciting times to be in Gainesville, because there are so many great events going on that help welcome in the fall season and raise money to support our local charities. Shown in this picture is Madalene Rhyand with the Alachua Business League, who stopped by our factory with her husband to pick up two beautiful granite lazy susans last week. These lazy susans were raffled off in a drawing at the Alachua Main Street Festival to raise money for academic scholarships benefitting graduating seniors at Santa Fe high school. The festival was held this past Sunday, October 16th, on Main Street.
Each year, the Alachua Business League holds two festivals on Main Street to raise scholarship funds for students and showcase local businesses. This years fall festival was a huge success, and featured many tents that had food, games, ticket drawings, and fun for people of all ages. In addition, non-profits and local businesses attended the event and had tents and booths set up for people to visit. The event, run by local City of Alachua volunteers, featured live music and an upbeat atmosphere to generate support for this awesome cause. This years festival was enjoyed by people from all around gathering to celebrate fall and show their support, including families from the Lake Butler and Ocala areas.
Jackson Stoneworks is proud to have helped sponsor this event through granite lazy susan donations. This festival is incredibly important because it helps to create scholarships for high school seniors who have a dream of attending college. Jackson Stoneworks extends a special thank you to the Alachua Business League and Madalene Rhyand for their commitment to this cause and to our local Gainesville community! Here at Jackson Stoneworks, we have pledged to donate 1,000 free granite lazy susans every year for the next ten years to local charities and community fundraising projects like this one.
The Alachua Fall Festival was a fun and memorable experience. At Jackson Stoneworks, we are already counting down the days until the Alachua Spring Festival!