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PCC Foundation's 2012 Holiday Show Sets New Attendance and Fundraising Records

WINTERVILLE—With the final numbers tallied, Pitt Community College Foundation officials reported last week that the 2012 Down East Holiday Show set new fundraising and attendance records for the event.

According to Susan Nobles, executive director of the PCC Foundation, this year’s show drew 11,500 shoppers to the Greenville Convention Center during its three-day run – roughly 100 more than last year’s then-record attendance. More importantly, the show generated nearly $101,000 for student scholarships and educational activities at PCC, she said.

“It is essential that the Down East Holiday Show is successful, because it generates much-needed funding to support our mission of educating and empowering people for success,” said Nobles, who is also PCC’s Vice President of Institutional Advancement. “Each year, we set new attendance and fundraising records that are reflective of the preparation and hard work our staff and volunteers put in to make it a successful event that will benefit the students we serve.”

Held Nov. 2-4, this year’s Holiday Show featured 155 vendors selling everything from holiday decorations, gifts and food items to a variety of services. Santa Claus was also on hand throughout the event to take photos with children.

Started in 2002, this year’s show was the PCC Foundation’s eleventh. Next year’s event has been scheduled for Nov. 1-3 and will once again take place at the Greenville Convention Center. Details and the latest updates on the 2013 show can be found at www.downeastholidayshow.com.