As always is the tradition, the buttons will be available for $1.00 each. Added this year will be options to do bulk purchases for a discount. For anyone who would be willing to purchase 50 buttons, the cost will be $45.00 and for anyone wishing to purchase 100 buttons, the cost will be $85.00. Also, new this year, any person or business that purchases 100 buttons will receive a free Autumnfest lawn sign! We have a big challenge to sell all 10,000 buttons this year for the first time ever without our in person festival so we really appreciate all the local people and businesses that will be participating this year in our raffle.
2020 General Chairperson Garrett Mancieri says, "Unfortunately this year, we could not hold the Autumnfest 2020 celebration in person due to the COVID-19 restrictions on crowd size and social distancing requirements. However, this is the best way to still support our organization and the great things we do for our community. By having fundraising efforts such as the button raffle, it will allow us to have an even bigger and better festival in 2021 and continue our work giving back to the community that we love."
We are thrilled to announce that once again, our grand prize sponsor will be WNRI 1380AM and 99.9FM. This year our grand prize will be $500.00 cash due to the restrictions on travel. Additional prizes of $250.00 cash sponsored by Li’l General Convenience Stores and $100.00 cash sponsored by The Honey Shop. A big thank you goes out to these local businesses for supporting Autumnfest this year! Also, new this year is another opportunity to win a special surprise in 2021 so be sure to hold on to all the buttons you purchase until the next Autumnfest because this is a prize that you do not want to miss!
Roger Bouchard, President and Co-Owner of WNRI 1380AM and 99.9FM says, "Our company is thrilled once again to be the grand prize sponsor of the Autumnfest Button Raffle which has become a long standing fundraiser for Northern Rhode Island's largest festival and the great work that the committee does to support and unite our community. We are saddened by the decision to cancel the festival this year but it was done for the best interest and health/safety of everyone. We hope that the community will continue to buy buttons to show their support and anxiously await to reveal the 2020 prize winners."
Order your buttons today at www.autumnfest.org/order-2020-buttons.