Prescott Park Arts Festival prepares for Portsmouth unveiling of 40th season lineup and site upgrades in June
Anderson said the donations put the total money raised so far between $900,000 and $950,000, sending the campaign into the home stretch.
Throughout the winter, visitors to the park will continue to see work underway as the remaining money is raised.
"The response and support has been fantastic, so we have full confidence we're going to make the goal and hit the target," Anderson said.
It also forced the park to often extend intermission times past the normal 20 minutes to allow people time to use the facilities.
The new pavilion will feature larger bathrooms with more fixtures for men and women in addition to a unisex, more accessible, private bathroom. A new feature will be changing stations on both sides.
Meanwhile, the festival has long since outgrown its kitchen space as well. It used to feature a simple corridor with a counter in front and another in back, along with two sinks and refrigerators. On-site storage did not exist, the menu was limited and the speed at which they could prepare or offer food was impacted.
The new pavilion will feature a full kitchen facility, allowing the festival to offer stand-by favorites including cotton candy, popcorn and hot dogs, and some new options, including salads and wraps.
For now, the festival also intends to maintain its relationship with local restaurants, including the Common Man of Portsmouth and Flatbread Pizza.
The campaign launched last spring and the festival worked to raise awareness through the summer season.
"It's been a full range (of a show of support)," Anderson said. "It really represents what the festival is all about. It's there for everybody."
"Having the building and campaign done will be a really nice blessing and a great reason to celebrate," Anderson said.
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