Cochran’s Crossing Fall Festival Raises over $2,700 for Local Student Scholarships
THE WOODLANDS, TX – The 2022 Cochran’s Crossing Village Association (CCVA) Fall Festival, held October 23rd at Shadowbend Park, raised $2,744.02 to fund scholarships for high school seniors residing in the Village of Cochran’s Crossing.
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The annual event is free for the community to attend, raising money solely from the participation of local businesses. All proceeds from vendor booth rentals fund CCVA scholarships and teacher grants at local schools.
“It was so rewarding to see our residents and local businesses together at the festival,” said Amanda Van Dusen, CCVA Area Representative and Fall Festival Chair. “This event brings neighbors together through volunteerism and attendance, introduces residents to local businesses, builds relationships, and strengthens our community.”
“Residents came out to have some fun and got to interact with local businesses,” added Van Dusen. “Those businesses supported our Education Fund by participating. And with those funds, CCVA gets to invest in the community with education grants and scholarships.” In all, 26 local businesses participated in the festival, from sponsorships and donations to booth rentals.
Families enjoyed strolling entertainment, face painters, food, a petting zoo, bounce houses, a rock wall, carnival games, a trackless train, fall photo ops, live performances, candy, vendors, crafts, cookie decorating, the Special Deliveries ice cream truck benefitting The Neighborbridge, and a visit from the fire truck and public safety officers.
The festival was sponsored by CCVA, Kroger, and Hello Woodlands. Approximately 2,000 people attended the festival this year.
SOURCE: Amanda Van Dusen, Cochran’s Village Association Board Member and Fall Festival Chair