Deadline for Valle Country Fair grant applications June 11

Article Published: May. 20, 2010 | Modified: Sep. 7, 2011

The Church of the Holy Cross in Valle Crucis is currently seeking applications from eligible nonprofit organizations in Watauga and Avery counties for 2010 Valle Country Fair grants.
Grants will be funded from the proceeds of the 2010 Valle Country Fair to be held on Saturday, Oct. 16. The deadline for submitting grant proposals is June 11.

Recipients will be selected in July and grant monies awarded this fall. Applications are being sought now, so that recipients will be selected in time to be included in Valle Country Fair publicity.

Since 1979, the Valle Country Fair has been an annual event, organized and run by volunteers from Holy Cross Church and the surrounding community. More than 135 artisans from North Carolina and surrounding states display and sell their work. These artisans, along with food vendors, contribute a portion of their receipts to a fund, all of which (after fair expenses) is used to support the outreach mission of Holy Cross.

The following are the criteria for applicants/applications:

1. Applicant must be a registered nonprofit organization.

2. Applications must be submitted in writing to: Trish Lanier, Mission & Outreach Commission, Holy Cross Church, P.O. Box 645, Valle Crucis, N.C. 28691. Applications must be received by June 11, 2010. Late applications will not be considered.

3. Each application must include: name, street address, mailing address if different, phone number of organization; nonprofit organization ID number; oganization's mission statement; organization's sources of income; amount requested; how funds will be used if approved; names and phone numbers of organization's director, and treasurer. (Note: Please respond to all items and limit to a maximum of four pages.)

Applicants must be willing to appear before the Mission & Outreach Commission if requested and to provide posters highlighting their organizations for the 2010 Valle Country Fair.

For more information, call chairperson Trish Lanier at work at (828) 264-6635 or evenings at (828) 297-6767, Kathy Williams at The Church of the Holy Cross at (828) 963-4609, or visit the Valle Country Fair website,

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