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   Records Broken at 2006 Spring Bayou City Art Festival   
Houston, Texas, April 30, 2006

More than one record was broken at the 2006 Spring Bayou City Art Festival this year. SNAP volunteers manning festival refreshment booths broke a record by earning more money for SNAP than has ever been earned at the art festival before. A total of over $18,000 was raised through their hard work and cheerful smiles. Festival-goers were so impressed with the performance of our volunteers that they rewarded SNAP with over $6,000 in tips. SNAP also earned a little over $12,000 in additional revenue as a percentage of sales. Our volunteer group was comprised of hundreds of individuals and a number of corporate and organizational teams including American Express, ExxonMobil, Halliburton, BrandIt Marketing and Rice University.

Another record broken at the art festival was for attendance. Total attendance for the three day festival exceeded 35,000 people. Joe Pogge, president of the Art Colony Association, said, "We thank Houston for its incredible support of the art community and for making this event one of the most highly recognized art festivals in the country. We are extremely proud that the festival's success helps support the city's non-profits." The Art Colony Association is a 501(c)(3) organization that produces the Bayou City Art Festivals.

Once again, SNAP salutes and thanks our wonderful volunteers. We truly could not succeed without you!


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