A&P Commission awards $61,800 in event funds

The Fayetteville Advertising and Promotion Commission awarded $61,800 to help fund 10 separate projects during its regular spring funding discussion meeting Monday afternoon.

Most groups who asked for help received some funding, but only one was awarded its full request.

Some of the top amounts went to Lights of the Ozarks ($30,000), Fayetteville Half Marathon ($12,000), and the Fayetteville Roots Festival ($5,000).

One new event which received startup help is the NWA Cheese Dip Festival, which was awarded $3,800.

Below is a simple breakdown of what each organizer asked for and how much they were awarded.

April 2011 applicants

Bikes, Babes & Bling$10,000$2,000
All OUT June$5,000$2,000
Run for Veterans$4,735$2,000
Fayetteville Roots Festival$10,000$5,000
Savor the Flavor$3,500$0
Ozark Harvest / Cheese Dip Festival$10,000$3,800
Offshoot Film Festival$45,650$3,000
ArtBeats Festival$7,500$2,000
National Veterans Creative Arts Festival$10,000**
Lights of the Ozarks$30,000$30,000
Fayetteville Half-Marathon$20,000$12,000
Total $61,800

* Block Street Block Party withdrew its request for funding
** Instead of awarding cash, the commission donated the use of the Fayetteville Town Center for one evening