The Celebrate Great Falls Foundation wants residents of all ages to volunteer, serve as members of the Steering Committee, or volunteer with graphic design, website updates, fundraising or other areas of expertise or interest. “We are always happy to hear from people who are willing to roll up their sleeves and make something happen in their community,” said President Candace Campbell. “The more new faces, the better. Even if you just want to submit ideas for ways we could do things better, we’d love to hear from you.”
Celebrate Great Falls (CGF) is a nonprofit foundation that has become the umbrella organization for many of the town’s major annual events: Cars & Coffee; Summer Concerts on the Green; Celebrate Great Falls Days, which includes the baseball game, golf tournament, and festival; July 4th Hometown Celebration; Halloween Spooktacular and the Holiday Festival of Lights in December. CGF also provides information for and about community businesses, schools, nonprofits, sports organizations and other local entities via our website and online calendar. “Our goal is to become the place to turn for information about our town and local events,” Campbell said.
“We want the community to understand that we haven’t replaced other local organizations and we certainly don’t want to push aside the groups that have been putting on spectacular events for many years, we just thought it would be helpful to bring them all under one umbrella, so to speak, so that efforts such as fundraising, volunteer coordination, and publicity could be done more efficiently,” Campbell said. “For instance, Newcomers of Great Falls (now Great Falls Friends and Neighbors) has put on the Halloween Spooktacular for years. Their members still do the planning, organize the event and help staff it, but the funding and publicity can now come from CGF. This approach seems to be popular with the business community, plus it takes a significant burden off the other organizations and gives residents one place they know they can get information about upcoming events. Marshaling all our resources this way made sense.”
All of the money raised through the Celebrate Great Falls Foundation is used to fund community events and projects and to meet critical needs in the community, including annual donations to our three elementary schools. For more information, to post events on the online calendar or to volunteer, please visit www.CelebrateGreatFalls.org.