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SUWANEE EVENTS MORE THAN JUST A GOOD TIME: THEY’RE ALSO AWARD-WINNING

Post Date:03/04/2011

The City of Suwanee’s signature family festival and another event were named Kaleidoscope Award winners during the Southeast Festivals and Events Association conference held last month at Stone Mountain.

The annual Suwanee Day festival received recognition in three categories, winning silver awards for Best Festival (with a budget under $75,000) and Best Volunteer and taking home a bronze for Best Green Component.

The Best Volunteer award recognizes Doug Schwendy, who has served as transportation chair on the Suwanee Day planning committee for the past three years. In addition to assisting with pre-planning festival parking and shuttle transportation routes, Schwendy puts in a nearly endless day at the festival ensuring that festival transportation and off-site parking run smoothly.

Suwanee won a fourth award in the Best Event Within an Event category for the Chalk Walk Art competition that is a component of its springtime Arts in the Park festival.

“We’re proud to provide several fun, quality events for our citizens each year,” says Events Coordinator Amy Doherty. “Our events not only entertain, but, we believe, they also enhance the sense of community and quality of life here in Suwanee.”

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