Greenville Automotive hosts fundraiser festival in September

Published 7:00 am Thursday, August 31, 2023

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Greenville Automotive Group kicks off the opening of the new Chrysler store with Cruisin’ for a Cure Fun Festival on Sept. 16 from 9 a.m.-3 p.m in the Chrysler lot. All festival proceeds will be donated to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital for childhood cancer research. 

Chloe Young, the marketing manager for Greenville Automotive Group, said organizers hope to continue hosting the festival annually and will be donating $100 to St. Judes for every car sold in the month of September.

“We knew we wanted to do a fall festival, so we chose to do it in September,” Young said. “When we realized that it was childhood cancer awareness month, we thought that would be a wonderful thing to do.”

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The festival will feature live music, food trucks, kids activities, arts and crafts, and vendors. Currently the food vendor line-up includes Commissioners Pitstop, Camellia Sweet Treats, Dixieland Kettle Corn, and Big Mouth BBQ. There will also be door prizes to win. 

Featured entertainment will be Sevenply, Two of a Kind, Greenville High School Band, Billy Studstill, Renny McNaughton, and Friends. Camellia Inflatables and face painting will be on hand to provide fun for children, and other vendors registered so far are Brenda’s Tupperware, Flying Basset Farms, The Crafty Coles, Scentsy Paparazzi, Southern Pickers, Soldiers of the Cross, and Avon by Stephanie. 

Rosie McLain Till, singer for Two of a Kind, said the duo is excited to be involved and to be able to give back in this way. 

“Two of a Kind has always been interested in promoting community involvement and supporting causes that benefit others,” Till said. “We truly enjoy performing and see it as an opportunity to give back to those who have contributed to our small town success as musicians. We are excited to be a part of Cruisin for a Cure and look forward to seeing everyone come together for this event!”

Young said she would like to thank Tracy Salter with the Greenville Chamber of Commerce for the help she provided in the beginning phases of planning the festival. 

Any local business that donates to the cause will be featured on Greenville Automotive Group’s Facebook page. The Greenville Automotive Group is still looking for more vendors, for anyone that is interested contact Young at 334-368-6864 or The Chrysler lot is located at 230 Interstate Drive in Greenville.