VERSAILLES — Versailles Poultry Days is a volunteer-based organization that in addition to conducting an annual festival serves the Versailles community by supporting community projects and activities that improve the quality of life for people of all ages.
For 2019-2020 the festival made donations to: Versailles Historical Society, Versailles Bike Rodeo, Versailles Life Squad, Versailles Fire Department, Council of Churches, Kinder Korner, Versailles Hometown Christmas, TASKS, Versailles Youth Wrestling, Children’s Shrine Hospital, Versailles Boy Scouts, Versailles Acme Baseball, Versailles Community Scholarship Fund, VFW, Versailles FFA, Versailles High School Musical, Versailles After Prom, Heritage Park, V Town Tigers, Versailles Christian Church, Versailles Athletic Boosters, Modern Mothers, YOLO and the Versailles Library.
In 2020 the festival was able to donate over $80,000 into the community and $353,124 over the last five years. This reflects strong attendance and the community support the festival is receiving. These donations include a significant contribution towards the replacement of the walking track and amphitheater that was constructed at Heritage Park by YOLO and the Heritage Park Board.
Poultry Days recently met with Versailles Volunteer Fire Department. Poultry Days has made donations to this group of special men and women for over ten years. The Versailles firefighters have volunteered to lead the Grand Parade for over 50 years. In addition to their service to the community we want to thank them for running one of the best parades in the area.
In additional to supporting area groups with direct donations the festival strives to include organizations in the festival to support their fundraising. This includes Versailles Music Boosters, VAPPA, The Zac Richard Memorial Scholarship, Knights of Columbus, YOLO, 4-H, and Versailles Lions. If your Versailles area organization would like to become involved please contact us.
Poultry Days thanks festival goers and the volunteers and businesses that contribute their time and resources to the festival. Increasing attendance and chicken sales have allowed the board to keep pace with inflation and to invest back into the festival to maintain a quality event. The 2020 Versailles Poultry Days Festival is scheduled for June 12-14.
For more information go to versaillespoultrydays.com.