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Marriott International

December 13, 2012 10:27 ET

Gadsden Alabama Hotel Helps Raise Money for Habitat for Humanity

Fairfield Inn & Suites Gadsden Helps Raise $35,000 Through Dragon Boat Festival

GADSDEN, AL--(Marketwire - Dec 13, 2012) - On August 18, 2012, the Fairfield Inn & Suites headed to the Gadsden Boat Docks with one mission in mind: To raise money for Habitat for Humanity. With a team that included hotel staff and their family and friends, this hotel in Attalla, Alabama helped raise $35,000 through the first annual Gadsden-Etowah Habitat for Humanity Dragon Boat Festival and race.

This Gadsden business hotel joined the local BB&T Bank to sponsor a team, named The Crew With the Dragon Tattoo, which competed against 25 other teams to see who had the strength and teamwork to get them across the finish line first. With a team of 20 paddlers, a drummer and a steerer, the team maneuvered its 46-foot-long boat across the finish line to help change the life of one family. This month will see the groundbreaking of House no. 42 in Adams Park.

This Gadsden hotel was happy to be the host hotel for the event, which also held a contest for the best drummer costume; contenders included gorilla and bulldog costumes. Next year's event will take place on August 17, 2013, and the family for whom this year's funds were raised will be there to help with the fundraising efforts. For more information, visit www.habitatdragonboat.com

To learn more about the Fairfield Inn & Suites Gadsden, visit www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/bhmgd-fairfield-inn-and-suites-gadsden/, where you can book rooms, make group reservations through QuickGroup, browse a list of upcoming Gadsden events, discover nearby dining and attractions and plan your visit with maps and transportation information. 

About the Fairfield Inn & Suites Gadsden
Whether you're a NASCAR fan, an employee of Keystone Foods or both, the Fairfield Inn & Suites Gadsden is your home away from home when visiting Gadsden. Located just 35 miles from Talladega Super Speedway, home of the NASCAR Sprint Cup, and near major companies including Tyson and Keystone foods, Goodyear, and Riverview Medical and Gadsden Regional centers, this I-59 hotel offers spacious, modern accommodations and amenities to make your stay comfortable and convenient. Guestrooms and suites are spacious and colorful, featuring dedicated work space with a desk, two phones and connectivity ports, complimentary high-speed Internet access, a 32-inch LCD HDTV with DirectTV and a microwave, coffeemaker and minifridge to prepare snacks any time of day or night. Breakfast is on the house here, where each day you'll enjoy a complimentary hot and cold breakfast buffet; dine before or after a few laps in the outdoor heated pool or a workout in the fitness center. Located between Rainbow City and Attalla, this hotel is also at top choice for intimate meetings and small celebrations with event space for up to 55 guests. You can also host out-of-town wedding guests easily with this hotel's online QuickGroup booking system. Nearby explore area attractions including Noccalula Falls Park, Gadsden Cultural Arts Center, historic downtown and the famous 450 Mile Yard Sale.

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