Westfest 2017

The University of New Haven’s Mayor’s Advisory Commission proudly announced their 3rd Annual WestFest Saturday, September 2, 2017. WestFest ran from 11am-6pm on the West Haven Green. Watson had the opportunity to sponsor and participate in this special event. The Watson Marketing Department put together a Carnival themed photo booth to raise funds for W.H.E.A.T of West Haven. The Watson photo booth quickly became a busy hub of donations, laughter, and smiles from everyone, children to adults alike! In addition to the photo booth, the event was host to a plethora of funtastic happenings…

  • Unity Run, Color Party
  • Top Hat Dance Academy Performance
  • Live Music
  • Dunk Tank
  • Pie Eating Contest
  • Bounce House
  • Bounce Joust
  • Food Trucks
  • Obstacle Course
  • Tug-O-War
  • Hot Shot Contest
  • Food Drive
  • Crafters
  • Student Organizations
  • diverse local businesses

Watson was proud to be one of those local businesses. In addition to the money raised from the photo booth, the remaining WestFest vendors donated their funds to W.H.E.A.T. as well. Watson then matched the total funds raised at the event and gave $2,000 extra to W.H.E.A.T. It’s important to reach out to the community in which your business resides, whether through education, sponsorship, or charity. Every aspect is an integral part of a continuing a lasting relationship that one has with their area. This event also helps get the word out that we are here. This knowledge boosts the constant flux of employees and continues to grow job opportunities for the West Haven area. Everything you do in your community can only make you all better and brighter. In response to our campaign for W.H.E.A.T with the Food Drive and donations, it became the catalyst for the West Fest vendors to donate their profits to W.H.E.A.T! This act alone clearly outlines once again that compassion, generosity, and gratitude are contagious. #watsonway

In the words of West Haven’s mayor;

“This unique event, sponsored by the University of New Haven Mayor’s Advisory Commission is a welcoming opportunity to immerse the students of the University of New Haven into the rich and diverse culture of West Haven. According to the MAC, students do not frequent many city businesses and restaurants due in part to the lack of knowledge of their existence. WestFest aims to bridge the gap between these two prominent communities by offering local establishments a unique marketplace to promote themselves to hundreds of city residents and the University of New Haven students.” – Mayor Edward M. O’Brien


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