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**FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE**

City of Lewisville Partners with Independence Gardens for a Day of Giving Back and Community Unity

Lewisville, TX — October 2, 2023 — Independence Gardens is partnering with the City of Lewisville to hold “Bikers in Wonderland: Eat. Ride. Give.,” an evening of delicious food, live
music, a night market, a costume contest, and motorcycles, on Saturday, Oct. 28, 5-10 p.m., in Wayne Ferguson Plaza, 150 W. Church Street.

This family friendly event is a whimsical take on the story of Alice in Wonderland that features the culinary creativity of local chefs curating dishes based on the story. Tickets start at $18 for children and $30 for adults. Several ticket options are available. Tickets can be purchased at go.rallyup.com. The overall goal of the event is to #rally4freshfood and raise $100 thousand to provide 100 schools actionable, nutrition programs within two years. Independence Gardens, an organization deeply rooted in the City of Lewisville, has been instrumental in initiating and supporting nutrition programs within local schools. Its commitment to educating children on sustainable agriculture and providing access to fresh, locally sourced food, aligns seamlessly with the goals of this event.

"We're truly honored to have the City of Lewisville as our partner for this event," said Chonnie Richey, Founder at Independence Gardens. "Together, we aim to create a night that celebrates the joy of giving, fosters a sense of community, and supports initiatives that make a real difference in the lives of children in schools.”

By providing children in local schools with access to fresh, nutritious food and valuable knowledge on sustainable agriculture, the event seeks to promote a healthier and more sustainable future for the city. "We believe in the power of community-led initiatives, and our partnership with Independence Gardens is a testament to our commitment to the well-being of our residents," said Daren Watkins, Special Events Manager. "This event is a wonderful opportunity for the community to come together, celebrate, and support programs that benefit us all."

Organizers look forward to welcoming residents and supporters from across the region for this fun and purpose driven event.

For more information about the event, visit bikersinwonderland.com.

 

For media inquiries, please contact: Chonnie Richey Founder, Independence Gardens chonnie@independencegardens.org

About Independence Gardens: Independence Gardens, founded in 2013, is committed to empowering children and their communities to grow and prepare fresh, healthy food through garden-based education programs. Our mission is to improve access to fresh food, promote healthy eating habits, and instill values of sustainability and environmental stewardship.

About the City of Lewisville: Lewisville is a dynamic, lakeside community located 26 miles northwest of downtown Dallas along I-35E. Lewisville is in southeast Denton County, one of the most prolific growth areas in the nation. Boasting a culturally diverse population of over 130,000 residents, Lewisville encompasses about 47 square miles. State Highway 121 bisects the community and gives Lewisville easy access to Dallas/ Ft. Worth International Airport located just 10 minutes south of Lewisville. Due to its excellent location, Lewisville is a thriving economic hub with superior access and infrastructure, a low tax environment, a quality workforce, and more. Lewisville boasts a strong and diversified economy with a robust blend of businesses from Fortune 500 companies to innovative startups. Surrounded by 9,000 protected acres of nature, Lewisville Lake spans 29,000 acres and has 233 miles of shoreline. With an average depth of 25 feet, Lewisville Lake is large enough to host many activities such as fishing, water sports, boating, and miles of scenic hiking and bicycling trails

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