Dear Friend of
Sultana, We are
proud to say that Downrigging Weekend 2012 is perhaps
the most ambitious festival we have ever put together.
Downrigging has become a critical weekend for Sultana
and Chestertown. Why do we
need your support for Downrigging? We hope
you will consider supporting Downrigging Weekend 2012.
SUPPORT DOWNRIGGING WEEKEND
Dear Friend of Sultana,
We are proud to say that Downrigging Weekend 2012 is perhaps the most ambitious festival we have ever put together.This year’s Downrigging will include lectures by best-selling author Mark Kurlansky and Emmy-award winning filmmaker David Conover; musical performances by Academy Award nominated artist Tim Erikson, the Dixie Power Trio, and Chester River Runoff; family boatbuilding, fireworks, and (of course) dozens of the most beautiful historic ships, schooners, and wooden boats anywhere in America.
Downrigging has become a critical weekend for Sultana and Chestertown.More than 60% of Sultana’s new members come from the ranks of Downrigging visitors, and for Chestertown, Downrigging has become the single most important weekend for many of the area’s small businesses.
Why do we need your support for Downrigging?While Downrigging ticket sales produce significant income, all of this income is passed on to the visiting ships. Sultana must independently cover the costs of advertising, infrastructure, insurance, fireworks, music, etc. While there are other options for us to generate income for Downrigging, all of these would involve raising ticket prices, eliminating free events, and adding commercial vendors that would take away from the character of the festival.
We hope you will consider supporting Downrigging Weekend 2012.To show our appreciation for your support, all Downrigging Weekend contributors at the $50 level and above (received by August 15) will be listed in the Annual Downrigging Weekend Event Guide and be invited to a special Patrons Party at the Carla Massoni Gallery on Thursday, October 25. Your contribution at any level will help us keep Downrigging Weekend an event that we can all be proud of.
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