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Shepherdstown Street Fest donates over $10k of its proceeds

By Staff | Nov 11, 2016

Chronicle photo by Toni Milbourne Mike Zagarella, treasurer SSF, presents a $5,000 check to Vicki Barnard, executive director of CASA of the Eastern Panhandle and Bob Keel, president SSF, presents $5,000 check to Melissa Holman, director of Shepherdstown Day Care.

Every year Shepherds-town Street Fest names two non-profit charities that will benefit from the festivals proceeds; one regional and one local. In 2015 and 2016 Shepherdstown Street Fest named Court Appointed Special Advocates of the Eastern Panhandle, and Shepherdstown Day Care Center as our charitable recipients. Thanks to everyone who came out and supported the festival and the town of Shepherdstown, WV on June 25th of this year, SSF is happy to announce that we are donating $5,000 each to SDC and CASA-EP and SSF was also able to give $1,500 to the town of Richwood, West Virginia to aid in relief for flood victims.

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 brought to fruition by a core group of dedicated individuals that 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.

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. Information on the organization can be found 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. Visit www.shepherdstowndaycare.org or more information.

Those interested in more information regarding the SSF band line up, local vendors, kids camp activities or becoming a volunteer for SSF please visit www.shepherdstownstreetfest.org or like them on Facebook.