Family Fun Festival Raises $2,000 for Komen Foundation
Moore County employees and their families raised more than $2,000 for the Komen Foundation Saturday at their first Family Fun Festival at Hillcrest Park.
The funds were raised through such activities as a silent auction, a poker walk, a dunking booth and a chili cook-off. Unidentified observers report that the dunking booth was especially popular because the dunkees included County Manager Cary McSwain and Assistant Manager Ken Larking.
Because the event was held in October, which is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the planners decided to support the Susan G. Komen for the Cure program, which finances research and treatment for cancer. One county employee, public information officer Eli Arroyo-Allen, is one of five Survivor Ambassadors for the Pink Together 2010 campaign. (She was featured in a front page article in the Oct. 1 edition of The Pilot).
More than 400 people attended the festival, which was planned by the Moore County Government Awareness Team. Other activities included a bouncing house, face painting, music, lunch, snacks and a variety of sporting events.
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