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Thursday, Feb. 1, 2018


David Ibata for the AJC

‘Alive in Roswell’ returns funds to city


Atlanta Plays It Forward, organizer of the Alive in Roswell street festival, has donated $10,000 to the Historic Roswell Business Association. Photo Credit: CITY OF ROSWELL

Organizers of the Alive in Roswell street festival have donated $10,000 to the Historic Roswell Business Association to invest in the city’s downtown district, city officials announced.
Atlanta Plays It Forward, which organizes the event in partnership with the city, presented a $10,000 check to the business association at the Jan. 22 City Council meeting. The funds represent remaining proceeds from vendor and sponsorship dollars after costs of the 2017 edition of Alive in Roswell were calculated.
This year’s Alive in Roswell begins April 19 and will be held from 5 to 9 p.m. the third Thursday of the month through October. The festival will offer live bands, interactive vendors and children’s games and entertainment. Presenting sponsors are Gate City Brewing Co. and Carl Black Buick-GMC Roswell.
Information: www.aliveinroswell.com

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Thursday, Jan. 25, 2018
David Ibata For the AJC

Brewer, car dealer to sponsor ‘Alive in Roswell’

A local craft brewer and a car dealership have signed on as presenting sponsors of the 2018 Alive in Roswell, a free, city-hosted street festival held the third Thursday of the month from April through October.

Gate City Brewing Co. returns for a second year of sponsorship, joined this year by Carl Black Buick-GMC Roswell, city officials announced. Alive in Roswell is held from 5 to 9 p.m. on Canton Street and at the Historic Roswell Town Square, with an Interactive Zone at City Hall. Free trolley service will connect the venues.
The festival will offer live bands, interactive vendors and children’s games and entertainment. Local boutiques, small business and restaurants will participate. The event is hosted by the city and run by Atlanta Plays It Forward, a nonprofit whose management contract was renewed last November.
Information: www.aliveinroswell.com

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Thursday, Nov. 30, 2017
David Ibata For the AJC

Nonprofit to run ‘Alive in Roswell’ festival


Atlanta Plays It Forward will manage the Alive in Roswell public festival in 2018, the City Council recently decided. Photo credit: ALIVE IN ROSWELL

The Roswell City Council has voted to continue having a nonprofit group run the Alive in Roswell free public festival.
The council approved a memorandum of understanding with Atlanta Plays It Forward to manage the 2018 season. Alive in Roswell is held from 5 to 9 p.m. the third Thursday of the month from April through October.
Atlanta Plays It Forward will manage and account for all incomes and expenses, earn an annual administration fee equal to 10 percent of event revenue, pay any surplus in income at the city’s request, and retain $3,000 of initial funding for the next calendar year’s event, according to a staff report to the council.
The organization managed the 2017 season with Gate City Brewing as presenting sponsor, according to its website, www.aliveinroswell.com/ The event is held on Historic Canton Street, at Historic Roswell Square, and at Roswell City Hall, and offers live bands, food trucks, children’s games and entertainment, and vendors and local businesses.
Information: www.aliveinroswell.com

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