I am writing this letter as an open invitation to attend our 2nd Annual Coffee Festival in downtown Winters, hosted by Steady Eddy’s Coffee House.
Please join the community on Saturday, March 24, from 12-5 p.m. by the Rotary Park gazebo across from Steady Eddy’s. Local vendors will be present to provide attendees with a taste of Winters. This festival is family friendly.
We consider this a festival that gives back to their community. Our vendors, including Steady Eddy’s, will be selling our local products and merchandise for profit, but a big emphasis will be placed on giving back/donating to our recipient, Winters Education Foundation.
This year, the festival will highlight and benefit Winters Education Foundation & Non Profits in the following ways.
~ Coffee Fest will donate 100 percent of beer and wine sales to Winters Education Foundation. Local Turkovich, Berryessa Wines and Sudwerk Brewery are all donating their local product. The more people that come, the more we can donate.
~ We will have a 50/50 raffle (benefits donated to WEF). Winner will be announced at end of festival.
~ We will have various donation jars throughout the festival and have a whole vendor table for learning more about the chosen nonprofit.
~ We have applied for WEF and local Winters PTA for a local grant to help with various educational programs in the Winters School District. We applied two weeks ago and hope to hear back by next week. Steady Eddy’s is a proud Legacy sponsor donating to various events and
~ Steady Eddy’s will also be hosting a “Dine and Donate Night” to further help donate funds back to Winters Education Foundation. WEF’s mission is to help raise money within our community to subsidize our school programs. We will coordinate this night following Coffee Fest as a final event to give back to our recipient and donate 10 percent of sales that night, back to the non-profit.
~ The Clayground will be helping the High School Culinary program sell chocolates made with our fresh brewed coffee. All proceeds will benefit the local culinary program.
~ Other local non-profits are free to attend and advertise their organization at our business corner.
Steady Eddy’s is the host and main sponsor of the event. We specifically want to cross-promote with other storefront businesses in town and in our local region. We want the public to see all of us out in the open, located in a central place, all working together to contribute to a successful local economy. We appreciate the owners and managers in our local business network and we want you to support them too.
At Coffee Fest, it is very important to encourage our guests to experience and “discover Winters” in the process of walking through our various stations and downtown block during the festival. We want to share with our friends how easy it is to get involved and support your community. This can be done by volunteering at a local school or with my favorite, WFoL (Winters Friends of the Library), or choosing to shop at a locally owned restaurant.
We hope community members can walk away from our festival feeling like they were a part of something special. With our town growing and corporations wanting to step in, we must still support entrepreneurship and local and family owned store fronts. We hope you see how we are special to our community and how we add character and uniqueness to our town.
At the festival, we will have a Kids Corner, live music, beer and wine garden, an Event Passport (to encourage foot traffic to each section), coffee/tea tasting, a Business Corner, and lots of local vendors and store fronts celebrating “Coffee and Community!”
Local businesses that are supporting the event as presenting sponsorships include Steady Eddy’s Coffee House, Winters Healthcare, Turkovich Family Wines, Berryessa Gap, Buckhorn BBQ Truck, Mister Sign, R&V Screen Print, Cal Inc and Made In The Shade Tent Rentals.
Additional participating businesses include El Pueblo, Lester Farms Bakery, Green River Brewery, Minds in Motion Dance Studio, Massage on Main, Primos’s Barbershop, Close Quarters Salon, Eagle Drug Pharmacy, Putah Creek Café, Envoy Mortgage, Bozworks Interior Design, Katie Baxendale of Fox Realty, Preserve Public House, The Winters Police Department, The Treehouse Children’s Center, The Winters Chamber, Solano Baking Co, and Sudwerk Brewery.
Thank you for your support. We hope to see everyone there.
Steady Eddy’s Coffee