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Shepherdstown Street Fest announces 2016 charitable recipients

By Staff | Feb 19, 2016

Shepherdstown Street Fest is one of the regions finest festivals that highlights local artisans and musicians alike, and offers activities and entertainment to a crowd of all ages. Street Fest is presented by a core group of dedicated individuals who work year round to seamlessly produce an amazing event that gathers approximately 8,000 supporters for only one day of the year, free of charge.

Every year Shepherdstown Street Fest names two non-profit charities, one regional and one local that benefit from our proceeds. In 2015 Court Appointed Special Advocates of the Eastern Panhandle (CASA-EP), and Shepherdstown Day Care (SDC) were named as recipients. Due to inclement weather the day of events, only $1,500 in proceeds to each organization was received. The individuals of Street Fest LLC voted to name CASA-EP and SDC as our 2016 recipients again to honor them. From one no-profit organization to another, organizers think they deserve so much more.

Here is to another amazing year ahead, get ready for Shepherdstown Street Fest 2016! Fore more information regarding band line up, local vendors and activities visit www.shepherdstownstreetfest.org or like us on Facebook.

CASA of the Eastern Panhandle, Inc. exists to protect the interest of abused and neglected children; to train volunteers to advocate for children in our community and court system, and to advocate until every child has a safe, loving and permanent home. CASA volunteers are appointed by judges to watch over and advocate for abused and neglected children, to make sure they don’t get lost in the overburdened legal and social service system or languish in inappropriate group or foster homes. Check them out at www.mycasaep.org.

Shepherdstown Day Care, a non-profit that provides care and educational experiences for children from 12 weeks to 10 years. SDC knows that quality childcare is essential for working families. Shepherdstown Day Care Center’s tuition payments for the two-, three- and four-year-old groups are based on a sliding scale that is adjusted for family income. SDC is the only center in the Eastern Panhandle that uses a sliding scale in determining tuition. Classroom environments and activities for each age group are designed to encourage children’s curiosity, exploration, creativity, problem-solving and skill development. Check them out at www.shepherdstowndaycare.org.