Dear Merchandise, Arts & Crafts or Food Vendor ,
We appreciate your interest in the 2023 Continuing the Ride, East Texas Burn Run. This is the continuation of a long-running benefit held in Jefferson, albeit with a new name, but keeping the same mission. We at the Phoenix Organization and Auntie Skinner’s Riverboat Club , have always been a part of the benefits and fundraisers here in Jefferson, Texas. We love to give back to our community as much as we can. “ Continuing the ride for burn survivors ” is just the beginning of a long adventure. Although there is a lot of work to do, we are striving for a better today and a better tomorrow. Your, and attendee, support has allowed us to nearly double our annual contribution each year to the Percy R. Johnson Burn Foundation and children’s " Camp I’m Still Me.” We appreciate all of those who have helped us along the way as we could not have done it without you.
Please find an application/information sheet. In order to be a part of the benefit, you MUST
provide at least three (3) photos, with detailed list and description of the merchandise you intend to sell , and a photo of your booth , with your application. If you have been a participant in the last 2 years, photos are not required.
The Phoenix Organization reserves the right to limit the number of booths with similar items
and the right to remove unapproved items. If you have participated in other events, photos of your booth setup would be very helpful.
We continue to grow and improve every year, so this year we have consolidated the event back to previous years areas. The general area of the event will be between the Courthouse Parking Lot (South side) to Lafayette Street (North side) and between Market Street (West side) and Walnut Street (East side). We hope to have more
power options available through an upgrade in service by the event start and to distribute vendors in two primary areas (Vale Street and the Courthouse Parking Lot). A few additional spaces will be available in other areas, but we’ll contact you as they become available.
Again this year, it is critical all vendors, regardless of profit or non-profit status or if you are a resident of Marion County , return the City of Jefferson Itinerant Merchant Permit Application . Also, if you require power for your booth, you must include the Power Fee (regardless of Profit or Non-Profit status) and indicate the amount (in amps) and the type and quantity of plugs you require.
Lastly, setup times have changed to make it easier for you to quickly and efficiently setup your booth. Setup for Food Vendors and large booths (10x30 or larger) will be Thursday Evening after 5 p.m.
All other vendor setups will be Friday Morning from 8 a.m. to Noon. Tear down is Sunday between Noon and 5 p.m.
Details on your location and setup time will be provided approximately two weeks prior to the event. See Terms and Conditions for more details.
Vendor Applications: Packets
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at any time.
Again, thank you in advance for your continued support of us and this cause.
V. Hugh Lewis II
Michelle Fox-Davis, president
Phoenix Organization/Auntie Skinners