Groups Seek Fayetteville A&P Money

Commission To Distribute Tax Proceeds Next Month

Posted: April 15, 2014 at 5 a.m.

STAFF PHOTO DAVID GOTTSCHALK Marilyn Heifner, executive director of the Fayetteville Advertising and Promotion Commission, speaks Monday with Mike Schultz, with the Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour in the Fayetteville Town Center. Sixteen event organizers and nonprofit groups met with and made their case for why their event should receive a portion of more than $225,000 in hotel, motel and restaurant tax money from the commission during a meet and greet event with the commissioners.

Sixteen event organizers and nonprofit groups made their pitch Monday for more than $225,000 from the Advertising and Promotion Commission.

ARK ChallengeJune-SeptemberAccelerator program for tech start-ups$28,500
Little Craft ShowDec. 5-6Holiday craft fair$24,500
Fayetteville Half Marathon11/9/2014 Half marathon, 5K and fun run/walk 20,000
Oktoberfest10/4/2014Craft beer festival$20,000
Hero Half Marathon10/18/2014Charity run$19,000
Offshoot Film FestOct. 2-5Film festival$17,500
Gala For EducationNovemberBanquet benefiting TheatreSquared's outreach programs$15,000
Lights of the OzarksNov. 21-Dec. 31Holiday light display$15,000
Hispanic Heritage FestivalOct. 3-4Cultural fair$15,000
Hooten's Kickoff ClassicSept. 1High school football exhibition$10,000
Last Night Fayetteville12/31/2014New Year's Eve celebration$9,000
Artists' Laboratory TheatreMay-December Project-based, site-specific theater troupe $8,514
Ozark Regional TransitYear-roundInformational materials for bus provider$7,900
Puppets in the Park10/18/2014Puppetry Workshops7,000
Ozark Highlands Trail AssociationYear-roundTrail maps$5,000
Banff Mountain Film FestivalSept. 12-13Film festival$3,500

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