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Three Local Non-Profits Benefit from "American Family Festival" in Star City

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The All American Family Festival in Star City was great fun for a great cause.

The event helped three local non-profit organizations raise money to continue their services.

The event was held at Edith B. Barill Riverfront Park on Leeway Street in Star City from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday. The All American Family Festival is an event that brings families in the community together for a fun-filled time.

The festival had pony rides provided by George Hill of Bridgeport, vendors from local businesses and restaurants around Monongalia County, and even a petting zoo.

The Shack Neighborhood House, Touch and Connected and Connecting Link all benefited from the event.

"We, as the Connecting Link, help people that come in crisis whether it be paying a utility bill or help with a prescription medication," said Jonie Webb, of Connecting Link. "And then we try, after we help them with the initial crisis, we try to figure out how they got there and try to help them become more self-sufficient."

The WVU Baseball team also set up a dunk tank and WBOY's very own Stacy Moniot hit the water to help raise money.

There was also a 'Shack Quack Duck Race.' The event involved dropping hundreds of rubber ducks off of the Star City Bridge into the river for some friendly competition.

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