Festival releases final numbers

$378,000 earned by nonprofit organizations

TROY — The Troy Strawberry office has announced the final nonprofit revenue numbers and attendance count for the successful festival held June 6-7.

The mission of the Troy Strawberry Festival has always been to support the fundraising activities of the nonprofit organizations in Miami County, according to Corie Schweser, festival business manager. This is the primary fundraising activity for many organizations and this year the event generated more than $378,000 for these organizations, she said.

The larger location of the 2015 Strawberry Festival allowed the festival to support all the nonprofits who have participated in the past and allowed for participation of additional nonprofit organizations.

“The important advantage of the larger footprint is that it provides easier accessibility to those in wheelchairs and people with strollers to navigate so they may enjoy our beautiful downtown area during their visit,” Schweser said.

The estimated attendance account for the weekend was more than 163,000 attendees.

“We are thrilled to see the mission of the festival supported and continue to grow so that the participating not-for-profits receive valuable resources that support their own mission and purposes,” Schweser said on behalf of the festival board, organizers, sponsors and volunteers,. “We look forward to seeing the plans evolve as we gear up for another successful strawberry festival on June 4-5, 2016.”

$378,000 earned by nonprofit organizations