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Dogwood Festival committee thanks its sponsors

The annual Vinton Dogwood Festival is financed each year through sponsorships, donations, and fundraising events, as well as fees from concessions and vendors. Financial support from community partners is vital to the success of the event.

“We would like to say a special thank you to the following businesses and individuals for their support of the 66th annual Vinton Dogwood Festival through sponsorships, donations, and in-kind services,” said Karen Obenchain, Sponsorships Coordinator and other members of the Dogwood Committee.

Platinum Level Sponsors included: Rosie’s Gaming Emporium, WFXR TV, the Town of Vinton, and Roanoke County. Rosie’s sponsored the Movie Night which was scheduled for April 24 but postponed until May due to inclement weather.

Gold Level Sponsors included Oakey’s and Jeff and Susan Teass. Oakey’s sponsored the concert on Friday night, April 23. Jeff and Susan Teass sponsored the Miss Vinton Dogwood Festival Scholarship Competition.

Silver Level Sponsors included: Vinton Veterinary Hospital and the law offices of C. Richard Cranwell.

Business Patrons included Len Hale of New York Life, Tammy Rickman of Rickman Realty, Jeff Janney of Vinton Appliance, Tim Greenway of Mountain View Realty, Dr. George Kevorkian, Jr. DDS, Chris McCarty of Grand Storage, Caleb Mann of Farmer’s Insurance, David Kembel of Kembel Tax Service, Colby Sarver of the Vinton Food Lion, Sam Cundiff of Cundiff Drug, Steve Musselwhite of Musselwhite and Associates, Bruce Molnar of the Vinton Kroger, Hometown Trust Bank, Chuck Neely of Neely’s Accounting Services, the Vinton McDonald’s, and the Vinton Messenger.

Rosie’s Gaming Emporium presents a check to the Vinton Dogwood Festival Committee as Platinum Level Sponsors of the Dogwood Festival. Shown front row left to right are Rosie’s General Manager Ernie Dellaverson, the Dogwood Festival Sponsorships Coordinator Karen Obenchain, and Vinton Community Programs Director and Town Liaison to the Dogwood Festival Chasity Barbour; back row, Rosie’s Marketing Manager Jeff Spaugh and Rosie’s Security Manager Corbin Brown.

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