GRACEFEST AV RETURNS
Saturday, September 21st 2013
After very careful consideration plans are to schedule this years GraceFest AV on the third weekend of September once again. Please mark your calendars and we hope to see you there!
2723 Rancho Vista Blvd.
Palmdale, CA 93551
Vendors, Huge Kids Area, Prayer Tent, Special Speakers, Compassion Ministries, Concessionaires and more. Blankets, lawn chairs, beach umbrellas and coolers are permitted. Beach umbrellas okay until 5:30pm. Alcoholic beverages, smoking and pets are strictly prohibited.
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GraceFest AV is a Kids Charities of the Antelope Valley event - GraceFest AV is considered Antelope Valley's Premier Music & Message Festival. The event features national and local Christian artists on the main stage. The festival also presents numerous Christian merchants and worldwide compassion ministries. With a huge kids area supervised fun, games and activities are availble for the kids. The Prayer Tent offers many exciting speakers and ministries presenting their programs and messages. The Prayer Chapel is built onsite to offer a quiet place of peace and prayer. Pastors are available for prayer needs and support. The Prayer Wall is a special place located in the chapel for those who’d like to post a prayer request. The Youth Performance stage is located in the kid’s area on the backside of the hill. Local youth groups and young Christian artists perform from 11:30am to 4:30pm. All
national artists meet and greet their fans at their merchandise tables.
GraceFest AV distributes funds raised at the event towards Christian
schools in the Antelepe Valley.
Dollars from Heaven is a special holiday fundraising program traditionally operated at Christmas time. This low key program focuses on kids needs during the holidays such as toys, food, clothes and holiday supplies. Dollars from Heaven petitions businesses, wholesale suppliers and company employees. This collective effort draws an upwards of $20,000 each year.
Thunder on the Lot was founded in 1994. Thunder on the Lot has become the single largest charity fundraiser in the Antelope Valley. Centered around a custom classic car show and motorcycle show, Thunder has evolved into the one of Southern California’s coolest events. Thunder includes concerts on two stages all day, a poker run, carnival, kids activities, huge prizes like a Harley Davidson bike, a Texas Hold ‘Em poker tournament, plus special features and attractions each year. With $3,000 collected the first year to over $336,000 collected at this years record breaking event, Thunder on the Lot is proud to have raised over 2 million dollars for the kid’s year to date.
Festival of Trees - At Christmas time each year the Kids Charities of the Antelope Valley presents a beautiful Christmas tree display in the showroom of Robertson Palmdale Honda called Festival of Tree's Charities. Up to ten tree's are displayed and decorated by local childrens charities. Each tree represents the non-profit organization in a creative signature way. Customers and visitors are encouraged to make an angel tree donation in support of the childrens charity. A Chrismas party and photo shoot with Santa Claus, kids from the participating charities, carolers, presents, and goodies complete the holiday celebration for numerous guests who attend each year in support of the kids who need it most.
2008's Tree decorating participants included:
Antelope Valley Christian School
Antelope Valley YMCA
Boys & Girls Club of Antelope Valley
Desert Vineyard School
Royal Family Kids Camp
Valley Child Guidence Center
Valley Oasis Shelter
For more information contact Yvette Emard at (661) 942-4111