Alaina’s Dream: Venango County Fair Playground to Host Craft & Vendor Event on Saturday

| February 22, 2019

FRANKLIN, Pa. (EYT) – Alaina’s Dream: Venango County Fair Playground is holding a craft and vendor event at the Venango County Fairground on Saturday, February 23.

The event will be held from 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the fairgrounds.

At least 30 vendors will be in attendance, including Younique, Posh, Paparazzi, ThirtyOne, and many more.

The Red Bandana Winery from downtown Franklin will also be in attendance.

There will be basket raffles, a 50/50, and other opportunities to help raise money for a new playground at that fairgrounds, as well.

Alaina’s Dream: Venango County Fair Playground began when the deteriorating condition of the playground was brought to the attention of the board of directors last summer by a seven-year-old girl named Alaina.

Alaina decided to have a baked goods sale and lemonade stand at her parents’ garage sale to begin raising money. She made the lemonade herself and contacted a few family members and friends about donating some baked goods for her sale.

The sale was a huge success, as she sold out on the first day and had to ask for more baked goods for the second day. During her two-day sale, she collected over $200.00 to donate to the fairgrounds to be put towards a new playground. The board accepted her donation and formed a committee for the new project.

Alaina then picked out a playset and additional fundraising began.

Alaina’s Dream: Venango County Fair Playground had their official project “kick-off” at the annual livestock auction at the 2018 Fair where more than $5,000.00 was raised from the items donated for the playground fundraiser. The kick-off fundraiser also brought the Playground Project to the attention of the people/businesses attending the auction, and several businesses then offered to help. The excavation, as well as rubber mulch for the final ground covering, have been donated. The group has also submitted a few grant proposals to try to generate more funds.

For more information about Alaina’s Dream: Venango County Fair Playground, visit their Facebook page.

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