Every year, patrons dig into their pockets to give back to the festival that has provided a free night out on the town under the stars at the historic venue.
This year, for the first time, fans commemorating the annual event will be available for purchase at
The fans feature a photo from the historic venue on the front, and patrons can use them to keep themselves cool on warm summer nights.
Fans will be made available during each performance with money going to bring "good quality acts" to the festival, said
"When I was still chair of fund development, it was an idea I had and took it to my fellow board members, and everybody liked the idea," Hudson said.
Hudson contacted her fellow Redlands Rotarian Jim Nolin, who worked with Hudson to make up a mock design.
The two met a few days ago to finalize the look and feel of the product, Hudson said.
Should fans sell out during this year's festival, a plan is in place to reorder product as needed, she added. Fans should reach the Bowl at least two weeks after an order is placed.
"And if it is a hit, which I think it will be since it is going to be a hot summer, we'll sell them next year," Hudson said. "And I think ladies and little girls would like it."
In addition to the fans, the Bowl will still accept donations when they pass the red buckets around. Annually, around
Additional funds are raised through the sale of ice cream by the
"Soroptimist and Optimist donate half their proceeds to the Redlands Bowl, and proceeds through that effort are somewhere in the neighborhood of
The 91st season of the
To learn more, visit redlandsbowl.org.
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