Fallapalooza festival welcomes autumn while donating to shelters

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“#NOMORE” was the message being spread Saturday, Sept. 30 and Sunday, Oct. 1 at the fourth annual Boise Fallapalooza. The event ran from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m to 4 p.m. Sunday in Storey Park in Meridian. Including art, carnival games, food, live music and more, the event partnered with participating vendors to help raise awareness about domestic violence. Part of the proceeds from the event were donated to local shelters.

The event was held by Indigo Idaho, a local event and fundraising organization. According to the Indigo Idaho Facebook page, “Indigo promotes acceptance of mental health awareness, and supports victims of domestic abuse in collaboration with local businesses and artists.” Brittany Price, founder of Indigo Idaho and event coordinator said, “We as Indigo spread domestic abuse awareness and support victims of that unfortunate situation.”

Indigo Idaho encouraged attendees to wear purple and bring purple items to decorate the stage, as it is the Domestic Violence Awareness color. The event was held on October 1, as October is Domestic Violence Awareness month.

Fallapalooza vendors were also accepting donations of toiletries, grocery cards and baby supplies. Donations were given to Advocates Against Family Violence and Faces of Hope, both of which are organizations that provide support for victims of domestic abuse. As said on the Faces of Hope website, “Our mission is to reduce victimization with a safety net of crisis services.”

Matt Wolfe, owner of participating vendor Sawtooth Glass Project said, “We definitely like to support the message against domestic violence. We like to do non-profit events like this where the proceeds from the event go to a good cause.”

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