When festival-goers think of Norcross Art Fest, they picture colorful artisans, live entertainment, an energetic Kidz Zone, great food…and wonderful volunteers. Perhaps, the most important feature of the award-winning annual event is the “art of giving” which happens behind the scenes. In 2011, $12,000 of the proceeds raised for Art Fest were given to the Norcross Lions Club who distributed the much needed funds to local and community projects and charities. This kind and friendly civic club helped start the annual celebration of the arts when it was called “Norcross Fall Festival” more than nine years ago. Some of these worthy organizations that receive money include: Georgia Council for the Blind, Georgia Special Olympics, Leader Dogs for the Blind, Norcross Cooperative Ministries, Norcross High School, Norcross Meals on Wheels and many other important causes.
This year, Norcross Art Fest 2012 has once again committed the same funds to help benefit these same deserving groups and non-profits that the Norcross Lions Club serves. Each one of these recipients looks forward to the much-needed money to help run their services and activities. A complete listing of recipients will be published in January 2013.