Springfest raises $4,400 for Habitat for Humanity

Hogeye Marathon director Tabby Holmes (left) and Springfest organizer Doug Allen (right) present a check to Michelle Davis of Habitat for Humanity.

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Neither rain, snow, nor extreme heat could stop Springfest from returning to Fayetteville this year, and as a result, the event raised $4,400 for the Washington County chapter of Habitat for Humanity.

Hundreds of attendees turned out to line Dickson Street on June 22 for the bed races, local music, dog parade, 5K run, pancake breakfast, and other events. Organizers said $1,100 was raised from the 5K run, $800 was raised during the pancake breakfast, and an additional $2,500 was raised from vendor fees and event sponsorships.

“Habitat for Humanity does great things here in Northwest Arkansas, and Springfest is thrilled to be able to help out,” said Jose’s owner and Springfest co-organizer Doug Allen. “Our goal is to make that check even bigger next year.”

Michelle Davis, resource development manager for Habitat for Humanity, said the money will help support the organization’s mission to provide safe, affordable homes for qualified low-income families in Northwest Arkansas.

“This will go directly toward our next build that should kick off this August-September, so we’re going to put it right to work,” Davis said. “We can’t thank the organizers, volunteers, and all the people who came out to for Springfest enough for their support.”