The following letter was sent to local media:
The Kirkland Events Foundation wishes to express thanks to the Kirkland City Council for stepping up and supporting our proposal to produce Kirkland Oktoberfest this autumn. The inaugural Kirkland Oktoberfest will support those community events which struggle for funding such as the Fourth of July, the Summer Concert Series and the Holiday Tree Lighting. The council supported the proposal for Oktoberfest at their May 7 study session.
The council’s decision has an added benefit: it saves $15,000 from the city budget. Oktoberfest will fund community events, freeing public money for more pressing needs.
We commend the the council for having found a win-win for the community and for the city budget.
The Kirkland Events Foundation is a nonprofit organization. We produce Kirkland Summerfest and Kirkland Oktoberfest. Summerfest, Kirkland’s largest festival of art, music, food and family fun returns in 2013 on August 9, 10, 11. Admission to Summerfest is free.
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On behalf of the Kirkland Events Foundation, we wish to express our thanks to the Kirkland City Council for their support of Kirkland Oktoberfest and our efforts to improve the quality of life in Kirkland.
Creative Director, Kirkland Events Foundation
About the Kirkland Events Foundation:
Our Story: The Kirkland Events Foundation is a public charity and community foundation serving Kirkland, WA. The Foundation started as Kudos Kirkland, an all-volunteer organization in 2010, then later reorganized into its current legal structure as a public community foundation.
Our Mission: The mission of The Foundation is to improve the quality of life for the people of Kirkland by creating educational and community events that bring neighborhoods together, helping us fund the underprivileged and needy in our community.
The Foundation is partnering with the Greater Kirkland Chamber of Commerce in producing Kirkland Oktoberfest. Learm more about the Chamber at: http://www.kirklandchamber.org