27 Years! From a community meeting in 1989 to this year's event, the Three Rivers Festival will have generated over $800,000 for community programs and services in the Channahon area.
These dollars come from the generous support of our corporate sponsors (listed above) and those attending the Festival. Money raised is directly reinvested in the community, with the majority of the proceeds equally received by the Festival's sponsoring organizations: Channahon Pony Baseball, Channahon Lions Club, Channahon Fire Department, and Chanooka Braves Youth Football. Members of these groups make up the majority of the Festival Committee. They are joined by other community members with everyone volunteering their time to plan and put on the event.
Other organizations receive stipends for providing workers for the Festival, and a Community Grant Program funnels still more proceeds to projects and services by government and not for profit agencies. The Channahon Police Department and Channahon Park District absorb the cost of their staff costs associated with the event, which run to hundreds of hours. Central Park is provided as the Festival's home by the Park District at no cost.