One of the most popular tables at the annual Nescatunga Arts Festival each year is the Gourmet Food Booth where a shopper can spend quite some time looking at all the wonderful treats that the locals have donated to the cause.
Once again, volunteer bakers and snack-makers are asked to donate their best goodies for the booth. Although the festival will take place over three days on June 2-4, the Gourmet Food Booth will only be available on Saturday, June 3, from 9 a.m.- 4 p.m. in Northwestern Oklahoma State University’s Percefull Fieldhouse in Alva, Oklahoma. Items should be delivered to the tables set up in the southeast corner of the gymnasium no later than 8 a.m. on that Saturday.
In past years some of the delectable desserts donated included cakes, pies, cookies, cinnamon rolls, brownies, breads and more. The booth included items from people who were known for making some of the best baked items in the area. Rumor has it that the tasty and large Nescatunga Cookies also will be arriving at the booth again this year.
Nicki Chaffee is once again heading up this table. Questions can be directed to her at (580) 430-5450.
She noted that other items that went over well last year were smaller bags of items to grab-and-go like cookies and brownies and even trail mixes and other snacks.
Volunteer bakers do not have to be members of Nescatunga to provide an item for the booth as all donations will be graciously accepted.
A Concession area also will be available on Saturday to all patrons of the festival as well as those having booths, and several food trucks will be lined up ready to serve during all three days of the event just south of Percefull Fieldhouse.
Student volunteers will be on hand to run the concession area and provide other volunteer services throughout the event.
The Gourmet Food Booth and Concession area are the Nescatunga Arts and Humanities Council’s biggest fundraisers to help provide donations to student groups, as well as an annual scholarship to a high school arts-related student from Alva High School.
Cash donations and yearly $25 memberships to the Nescatunga Arts and Humanities Council are open to anyone interested in supporting the arts. Checks may be mailed to P.O. Box 152, Alva, OK 73717 or payments may be made via Nescatunga’s PayPal account by searching for the email NescatungaArts@yahoo.com within the service.
The Nescatunga Arts Festival is sponsored by the Nescatunga Arts and Humanities Council, Inc., in cooperation with the Alva Chamber of Commerce, the City of Alva Tourism Committee and NWOSU.