1997 CACF

1997 Highlights

This festival was hosted by the Garfield Community at the Garfield playfield, (2323 E. Cherry Street) July 25-27, 1997. Located in one of Seattleís oldest communities, the festival celebrated the diverse cultures and rich history the Central community has fostered. The theme for the festival was Family, Diversity and Unity.

The festival featured activities such as a family carnival, youth art exhibits, poetry readings, food booths, sports, musical entertainment and cultural exhibits. It was the goal of the festival organizers to offer something of interest to everyone in the community.

"Nominated for three KEPA awards"


The Central Area Community Festival was selected as a finalist in the 3rd Annual King County Producers Awards. Seven distinguished local and national judges spent approximately two weeks reviewing 132 KEPA entries. The judges selected CACF as one of the leading entries in three specific categories: Best Special Event (budget under $25,000), Best New Event of 1997, and Best Volunteer Managed Event.

The KEPA Dinner was held on February 19, 1998 at the Westin Hotel. The organizers of the festival, Victor Minor, Rodney Stokes and Donna Bradfield along with representatives from the sponsors who supported the festival were present at the CACF table. There was stiff competition between the finalists. All finalists walked away from the award ceremony feeling delighted for being recognized for their project and efforts. All who were present were winners, for they gave of themselves to share with others.

The highlight of the night was when "The Central Area Community Festival" was awarded the trophy for the Best Volunteer Managed Event.

"What we do, when we are here, while we were here, is what we are, when we are gone."




Festival was made possible by the generous donations from these sponsors.

Elgin DDB Kiss 106  Pepsi Northwest 
 Seattle Parks Department  Seattle Seahawks Weed and Seed


Alliance (BTP) of U S West - Boeing - The Bon Marche' - Camp Murray National Guard - Casey Family Foundation
City of Seattle - Emerald City Disposal & Recycling - Garfield Community Center - Garfield High School
Graphiti Associates - Kent Cornucopia - Key Bank - King County Cultural Division - King County Police Department
Menís Wearhouse - Metro Transit - Microsoft - Nikko Media Center - Pratt Fine Arts Center - Rotary Boys & Girls Club
Safeco Insurance - Seattle AIGA-LINK - Seattle Aquarium - Seattle Dept. of Housing & Human Services
Seattle Mariners - Seattle Police Department - Seattle Reign - Seattle Seadogs - Seattle Seahawks Alumni Charter
Spirit of South Park Hydrophane - Swifty Printing - Trager - Unisource - Washington Insurance Council

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Central Area Community Festival
1122 East Pike Street, No. 736
Seattle, WA 98122

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Central Area Community Festival, City of Seattle, Washington, USA
Revised: August 30, 1997