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Rice Harvest 2010 Sets New Record for Attendance

Katy Texas News
Posted January 25, 2011

It is a new record for the annual Katy Rice Harvest Festival. Named one of the Houston area’s top ten festivals, the Katy Rice Harvest Festival, produced by the Katy Area Chamber of Commerce, announced that the 2010 Katy Rice Harvest Festival was a new record for attendance as well as vendor booth sales. The 30th anniversary of this family favorite event attracted over 52,000 guests to Historic Downtown Katy.

The Katy Rice Harvest Festival is the largest event held annually within the Katy Independent School District boundaries. The event draws guests from all over the United States. It is produced as a family-friendly event with a rich legacy.

The 2010 Katy Rice Harvest Festival presented a check for $18,479 to the City of Katy at the Council meeting this evening. The proceeds will be used to produce the 2011 Katy Freedom Celebration on July 4th. The Katy Area Chamber of Commerce and the Katy Rice Harvest Festival are proud to partner with the City of Katy for this effort.

Additionally, the 2010 Katy Rice Harvest Festival has already presented a check for $14,870.92 to the Knights of Columbus as part of their partnership with the Festival.

The Festival is also contributing over $18,250 this year to Cinco Ranch High School, Faith West Academy, Katy High School, Mayde Creek High School, Morton Ranch High School, Pope John XXIII High School, Seven Lakes High School and Taylor High School.

The proceeds to the City of Katy, Knights of Columbus, Cinco Ranch High School, Faith West Academy, Katy High School, Mayde Creek High School, Morton Ranch High School, Pope John XXIII High School, Seven Lakes High School and Taylor High School exceed $51,599.92 for the 2010 Katy Rice Harvest Festival alone.

The dates for the 31st Annual Katy Rice Harvest Festival will be October 8 and 9, 2011.

The Katy Area Chamber of Commerce is a voluntary organization of business and professional people who have joined together to offer services to strengthen existing businesses, encourage small business creation and develop a talented workforce. The Katy Area Chamber of Commerce has been serving the Katy area business community as its voice and assisting with business development and economic growth since 1960.

The service area of the Katy Area Chamber of Commerce is primarily the same as the Katy Independent School District boundaries. Please mention you found this on www.KatyMagazine.com.

The Katy Area Chamber of Commerce presented a check for $18,479 to Don Elder, Mayor, City of Katy at the City Council Meeting January 24, 2011. Pictured center front is Mayor Elder, Kerry R. Gilbert, chairman of the Board of Directors, Katy Area Chamber of Commerce and Ann Hodge, President/CEO of the Katy Area Chamber of Commerce. Joining them are members of the Rice Harvest Festival committee.

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