In October, the Wonderland Columbus team introduces several ways for the public to support its efforts to create a multi-use creative space in the former Wonder Bread factory at 697 N. 4th Street.
On September 30, Wonderland officially became eligible for a Pepsi Refresh Grant. The monthly granting program provides funds of up to $250,000 for worthy causes, with final recipient selections based on the results of online voting. Wonderland organizers are asking supporters to vote early and often; votes can be cast daily through October 31, online at RefreshEverything.com/Wonderland, or via mobile by texting 103235 to 73774 (standard text messaging rates apply).
Following a September contest in which local designers were invited to submit ideas for a Wonderland T-shirt, the winning design has been selected by online vote via the projectÃŠÂ¼s website: “City of Art,” a colorful combination of the Wonderland name and images of Columbus by freelance illustrator Christen Nelson. Starting this weekend, the T-shirt will be available for sale at a number of local retailers including Tigertree, The Candle Lab and Middle West Spirits. Proceeds from its $20 retail price will benefit Wonderland Columbus.
And on October 17 from 4-7 p.m., join the Wonderland Columbus team for Food Cart Food Court, an evening of food and fun in the parking lot of the former Wonder Bread factory. Fifteen food carts and trucks including Foodie Cart, Three Babes and A Baker, Rad Dog, Veggielicious and DaLevee Express will be on site to serve up some of ColumbusÃŠÂ¼ finest fare in support of the Wonderland project. Wonderland T-shirts will also be on sale, and board and staff from the project will be on hand to answer questions and provide project updates. Admission is free.