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Mayfest presents grants to city’s park department, other partners

Posted Sept. 21, 2017

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Mayfest is a fun annual event for Fort Worth families, but there is a philanthropic side, too. Organizers have awarded more than $7.4 million in grants to founding organizations.

Most people who enjoy Mayfest say it’s a fun way to make lasting memories with family and friends. But Mayfest is more than just a festival. The proceeds are used to provide grants to its three founding organizations, further enhancing the quality of life for North Texans.

In the 45-year history of Mayfest, more than $7.4 million has been given back to the community.

Grants totaling $289,900 from proceeds of the 2017 Mayfest Festival include:

  • Streams & Valleys Inc. $95,000 for a master plan for the Phyllis J. Tilley Memorial Bridge Plaza and establishment of the final cost for construction.
  • Fort Worth Park & Recreation Department. $98,000 to be used for a Port-a-Let enclosure in Trinity Park; upgraded sound system; and an archiving system to ensure the security and longevity of historical plans and documents related to the Fort Worth park system.
  • Junior League of Fort Worth. $96,900 for Kids in the Kitchen, empowering youth to make healthy lifestyle choices and help reverse the growth of childhood obesity; a pancake breakfast for more than 300 patients at Cook Children’s Medical Center; and All Aboard training program to prepare women to be effective leaders in the community.

The 2018 Mayfest will be May 3-6 on the banks of the Trinity River near downtown Fort Worth.

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