City Councilman Gary Borden, Chairman of the Flat Rock Riverfest Committee, just presented Flat Rock Community Schools with a check for $664.80–money generated from the successful event in mid-September.
Riverfest was held at Huroc Park, returning for the second time since a decade-long absence previous to 2011. Owing to public interest in last year’s event, the event expanded to a full second day this year–and the activities and musical acts expanded with it.
The festival was headlined by Bo Bice–American Idol runner-up–and featured a wide range of live musical talent from country, to jazz, to rock ‘n’ roll. In addition, Riverfest-goers enjoyed a parade, boxing demonstrations, a dunk tank, monster truck rides, a petting zoo and, of course, some great food.
Councilman Borden took the check-presenting opportunity to thank the Community Schools for all of their hard work, support, and volunteerism for Riverfest. Borden said the close collaboration helped to bring a great event to a great community and showcased what a fantastic place Flat Rock is to live, work, and raise families.
On hand to receive the check during the presentation was Flat Rock Community Schools Superintendent Joanie Donaldson and Board President Norm Haase. Riverfest’s main sponsors were the Flat Rock Community Foundation and Ford Motor Company. An announcement on next year’s event–Flat Rock Riverfest 2013–is planned soon.