Movement Fest

MOVEMENT FEST • SATURDAY, AUGUST 6 • 9AM-2PM


In partnership with Throwing Bones For A Cure, the Town of Forest City is hosting Not-A-Sprint Weekend on Friday, August 5 and Saturday, August 6. Throwing Bones is a 501(c)(3) organization founded in January 2017 as a way to raise awareness for Multiple Myeloma. Beloved community member and Forest City resident Kirk Wilkerson passed away in August 2021 after a long battle with Multiple Myeloma, and Not-A-Sprint Weekend was created to honor his memory and continue his mission to promote awareness of Multiple Myeloma and healthy lifestyles.

Not-A-Sprint Weekend includes the Kirk Wilkerson Memorial Golf Tournament, a silent auction and dinner on Friday, August 5 and the Not-A-Sprint 3-6-12 Hour Runs and Movement Fest on Saturday, August 6. Movement Fest is our initiative to improve the quality of life of youth and adults in Rutherford County. Our goals are to:

• Showcase the availability of healthy options in our county
• Provide contact information about each agency to the community
• Give information about youth and adult activities that are available throughout the year
• Promote healthy eating and active living by showing attendees how to establish long-term good habits early
• Encourage healthy and active lifestyles amongst cancer patients in our community

Vendors will offer different activities that promote wellness and being healthy such as a pop-up farmers market, jump rope and a make-your-own trail mix station. There will be games, music, giveaways, inflatables and more. Each attendee will receive a goodie bag to collect promotional materials. Each child will also receive a scavenger hunt card; if they visit each booth, they will receive a prize. We are also collecting food donations to benefit the Rutherford County Backpack Program.

We believe that this is a great way to come together as a community to highlight all of the amazing opportunities that are available in Rutherford County, and we hope that we can count on your participation with Movement Fest to make this as successful as possible. Learn more at throwing-bones.org. Please contact Courtney Ashley at 828.245.0365 or courtneyashley@townofforestcity.com if you have any questions. Thank you in advance for your support!

MOVEMENT FEST VENDORS

Food vendors will set up outside of the park on Mill Street. There is a $50.00 fee for vendors to participate; all vendor fees will be donated to Throwing Bones. If you are interested in being a booth or food vendor at Movement Fest, complete the application and return it to Courtney Ashley at courtneyashley@townofforestcity.com or by mail at:

Town of Forest City
c/o Courtney Ashley
128 N. Powell Street
Forest City, NC 28043

Movement Fest Booth Vendor Packet

Movement Fest Food Vendor Packet