The 4th annual CARES Beach Chair-ity Festival and Auction will be held on October 16 and 17 at Sunwest Park in Hudson. The event is offering vendors, crafts, drafts, and a full schedule of family entertainment. Attendees can enjoy festival activities while relaxing and playing at the SunWest Park recreational waterfront facility that offers a spring-fed, 70-acre lake, wakeboard cable, Aqua Park, and white sandy beaches. Proceeds benefit CARES, helping seniors, caregivers, and families in Pasco County. Admission is free, and parking is $5.
CARES Beach Chair-ity Auction is the festival highlight. Sponsors donate one-of-a-kind painted Adirondack chairs for auction. The chairs will be painted by local artists and judged in three categories; Most Creative, Best Use of Color, and Most Facebook Likes. They will be on display throughout the festival before being auctioned to the highest bidder on Sunday. The previous auction sold over 30 chairs for bids ranging from $70 to $550 per chair. Every chair sold and raised over $4,000. In total, over $25,000 in proceeds were raised for CARES in previous years.
“This year, we are expecting a great turnout. we have upped our game and improved,” said Jemith Rosa, CARES President, and CEO. “SunWest Park is the perfect venue for this event. The community can enjoy a family-fun festival and outdoor water park on a beautiful sandy beach,” she concluded.
More information can be found at www.CARESFL.org/chair, and for vendor and sponsorship opportunities, please get in touch with Melissa Mathe at 727-862-9291 ext. 2046