Syracuse, NY – Central New York’s biggest food and music festival welcomed an estimated 225,000 people over two days. While the festival set records for attendance, it also raised thousands of dollars for local charities.
Two checks were presented on Tuesday, October 1 at The Summit Federal Credit Union’s Erie Boulevard Branch. A check for $9,000 was presented to ARC of Onondaga and another check for $9,000 was presented to Elmcrest Children’s Center. The money collected for the two charities was a joint effort between top Taste of Syracuse sponsors during the “Tribute to Youth” themed weekend. Donations were collected from The Summit Federal Credit Union and Tops Friendly Markets. Representatives from each organization were at the check presentation.
“We are thrilled that we were able to recognize and raise money for these two local charities that make a big difference in Central New York,” said Christin Vincent, branch manager for The Summit Federal Credit Union.
“We thank everyone for stopping by our tent to help us support ARC of Onondaga and Elmcrest Children’s Center,” said Kathleen Allen, senior manager of community relations for Tops Friendly Markets. “With your help Tops contributed $13,924 of the $18,000 raised to these worthy causes.”
“We truly have the best partners for this event. Not only do they help to underwrite this great community festival, but they are always forward thinking in regards to ways that they can give back to our local community,” said Galaxy Media Chief Operating Officer, Carrie Wojtaszek. “We’re looking forward to next year!”