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Well, 6 months have passed since our spectacular 175th Celebration. We wanted to create a final newsletter and review of the all the success we had.
We want to thank everyone for all of their hard work to make it such a success.
First, thanks to all of the group leaders for organizing and managing all of the booths and activities we had during the weekend. This was no easy feat. Everyone put in lots of hours planning and setting up for the event. Not to mention the long hot days and late nights / early mornings. All of the booths, events, entertainment and activities are what made our event so successful. THANK YOU!
Thanks to all workers. We couldn’t have done this without you! Each of the booths, events, entertainment and activities needed all of the workers to make them GO. Again, thank you for the long hot days, late nights and early mornings. THANK YOU!
Thank you to the local families and businesses that allowed us to use your property for everything from fireworks, to parking, to storage, and even to the use of your facilities. THANK YOU!
Finally, a big THANK YOU to all of the businesses, organizations and families that donated to the event. These funds paid for all of the advertising, entertainment and general needs. Not to mention, they contributed straight to the bottom line profit. We couldn’t have had our celebration without your support. THANK YOU!
Now for some fun facts from the weekend:
MERCHANDISE SOLD: Profit for $5,786.93 (over 3 years)
244 Straw hats
118 Baseball caps (Men’s & Women’s)
92 Meshback Caps
39 Ear Warmers (2 styles)
816 Centennial T-shirts (red, gray, blue)
96 Polo Shirts (Men’s & Women’s)
131 Hooded Sweatshirts
82 ¼ Zip Pullover Shirts
69 Crewneck Sweatshirts
79 Bourbon Glasses
97 Stemless Wine Glasses
160 Water Bottles (various colors)
114 Polar Cups (Silver & Black)
86 Shot Glasses
391 175th 2019 History Books
234 175th Perpetual Calendar Books
110 150th 1993 History Books
197 License plates
750 Huggies (sold out on Friday)
130 Decks of Playing Cards
442 Ornaments (all styles)
PRIOR TO 2018
423 2017 Green T-shirts
337 2016 Blue T-shirts
290 2015 Red T-shirt
FOOD: Profit $34,162.58
Main Food Stand: Drinks:
Friday Night 770 Plates Water 300 cases
Saturday Night 945 Plates Soft Drinks 175 cases
1715 Plates Total Capri Suns 310 pcs.
Hamburgers 3200 pcs 800lbs.
Brats 650 pcs 163lbs.
Tenderloins 975 366lbs.
Ribeye Steaks 815 306 lbs.
Turkey Tenders 480 408 lbs.
BEER GARDEN: Profit $28,875.00
Thursday 2393 Cans 122 cases (approx.)
Friday 9379 Cans 390 cases (approx.)
Saturday 5147 Cans 214 cases (approx.)
Sunday 693 Cans 29 cases (approx.)
TOTAL: 17,612 Cans 755 cases (approx.)
Gaming - Raffle and quilts had a profit of $9781.93.
Car Show - 112 cars participated in car show - $897.00 profit
Car Cruise - 46 cars in the cruise, 80 people, 100+ for hayride after cruise - $200.00 profit
5K - 178 Runners - $679.00 - profit
Antique Tractor Show - 214 Tractors – A Dubois County Centennial record!
Hot Air Balloons: 148 riders
Zipline, Rock Wall, Inflatables - 437 participants
Dodgeball Tourney - 24 teams
With all income and expenses, we made a total profit of $97,502.55 in 2019. We continue to get income from sale of merchandise and books. A full financial statement can be given, upon request.
Adding the 2018 profit to the account balance from pasts fests, we were able to distribute $151,917.78!
As we discussed distribution of profits with people throughout the community, we felt the best impact was to support all community organizations now and also provide for the future of Celestine. Our group felt the Celestine Community Club is the one organization that supports all other community organizations. Thus, we gave the largest portion to it, followed by the Celestine Park, Celestine Volunteer Fire Department, St. Isidore Parish, and Good Shepherd of the Hills K of C Council. Other groups were also awarded various amounts.
Finally, we felt establishing an endowment to support the needs of the town and people of Celestine will provide for the future. Through Dubois County Community Foundation, we created an endowment benefiting Celestine. The agreed upon amount was $25,000. The foundation provided an additional $5000 towards this endowment, for a total of $30,000. This endowment will provide grants to groups and projects in Celestine for years to come. Since the endowment has been created, we the members of the community can individually contribute the endowment to continue its growth. As part of the endowment, Community of Celestine Inc., the parent organization of the 175th and Streetfest, will need a 3-person committee to administer the grant monies annually. The first grant funds will be available Jan 2020. We are looking for 2 committee members for the endowment management committee.
We also created a pass-through agreement with Dubois County Foundation to manage $5,000 dollars set aside for startup for the 200th Celebration of Celestine in 2043.
Below is the final breakdown for how the money was distributed: The first number is how much each group was paid and what percentage of the complete distribution this was.
Girl Scouts 15% Returned
Operating Balance for Streetfest 2019
Celestine Endowment Opening Donation
200th Celebration Startup
St. Vincent DePaul
St. Celestine Cemetery
Good Shepherd of the Hills Knights of Columbus
St. Isidore Parish
Celestine Fire Dept
Celestine Community Club
As everyone can see, the Celestine 175th Celebration was a HUGE success. All of the proceeds have been given back to the community for today’s needs and future growth. Thank You Everyone for your hard work and support of the Celestine 175th Celebration.
As we move forward, the Community of Celestine Inc. will continue to operate the Celestine Streetfest with profits being distributed annually to the community. Please continue to show your support so we can see Celestine grow and prosper.
Celestine 175th Executive Committee