Mumford show pays off for nonprofits

But the event was only a success because of the contributions of nearly 1,700 volunteers who worked at the festival, officials said.

Volunteers helped set up the concert and provided security and clean up after the show was over.
They also helped work the parking lots, showers, campgrounds, vending areas, box offices. They distributed wrist-bands, checked IDs and helped with first aid.

In recognition of these contributions, Troy Main Street, Inc is donating more than $37,000 to about 60 local nonprofit organizations.

Jam Productions LLC, the festival production company, provided the funds to reward the hard work of participating groups and volunteers.

"Over 9,000 volunteer man-hours were worked by the local community to ensure the smooth operation of the festival," said Karin Manovich, executive director of Troy Main Street, in a statement. "We are delighted to provide donations, which are based upon hours served, to organizations that that stepped up big time for this event."

Most volunteer groups were nonprofits, while some businesses have designated not-for profit groups to receive their donations.

Other nonprofits raised funds by teaming up with downtown businesses in the concert venue.

Sweeney Todd Salon held a Blowing Out Diabetes event in the salon and raised more than $2,800 for Camp Korelitz, a camp for children with diabetes.

CISV, a local Peace organization, worked with Winans Chocolates & Coffee and raised $1,500 through a pancake breakfast. T

he Troy Rec Center also used pancakes to raise more than $6,000 to support the services for the youth of Troy.

The Troy Band Boosters sold strawberry donuts from the former Night Sky Coffee House and raised $4,000.

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