After adopting a new events ordinance last month, the Town of Purcellville has alerted community organizations hoping to receive town support for their events next year that applications for funding must be submitted by Dec. 31.
The new ordinance is aimed at establishing a more structured process to evaluate the impact of events, coordinate town support services and to assess fees to offset the town’s cost. Applicants will be notified no later than July 1 whether their event would be supported by the town. Those decisions would be made based on a variety of factors, including the event’s ability to:
- attract tourists to town;
- provide heritage, cultural or educational information that is of benefit to town residents; and
- raise funds or donations for social services, including fire-rescue services, housing assistance, animal control/adoption and food assistance.
The policy also requires organizers to refund the town’s contribution should an event be canceled.
Requests should be sent to: Special Event Support Request, Attn. Melanie Scoggins, 221 S. Nursery Ave., Purcellville, VA 20132.
Information on the event ordinance may be found at purcellvilleva.gov/specialevents. Contact Scoggins at email@example.com; 540-751-2350.