Each year, part of building those relationships is partnering with the many sponsors who help make the Rendezvous possible. Each sponsor (who’s contributions typically value from $100 - $5,000+) receives an inclusive package to help show how their business supported the event. These packages typically include advertising at the Rendezvous, on the Internet, banners, and listings. Top sponsors also receive VIP hospitality at the event, and a personal chainsaw carving.
Most recently, as a sponsor of the 2012 Rendezvous, Seneca Resources has asked that the Appalachian Arts Studio donate their carving to a local non-profit. Appalachian Arts is a hands on learning facility that advocates - and strongly understands the importance of – environmental education. The non-profit of choice? The Elk Country Conservation District and the West Creek Wetland Learning Center.
About the West Creek Wetland Learning Center:
After 10 years of planning, the West Creek Wetland Learning Center (St. Marys, Pa) opened to the public in September 2011. The center was created by the Elk County Conservation District with funds contributed by the PA Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, the Stackpole-Hall Foundation, and the Elk County Conservation District. Materials were donated to construct the project and work was carried out mainly through volunteers.
About the Ridgway Chainsaw Carvers Rendezvous:
This year’s Rendezvous will be held once again in downtown Ridgway from February 16-23, 2013, and will feature carvers from all around the world.