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Grovetown festival benefits breast cancer research

Posted: October 17, 2012 - 12:12am

A Grovetown family festival Friday will benefit breast cancer awareness, education and research.

The inaugural Pink Friday for a Cure will be 5-10 p.m. Friday at Liberty Park Community Center on Newmantown Road.

“I figure if we’re going to plan a community event, we might as well benefit a good cause,” Grovetown Community Events Manager Jennifer Evans said.

Proceeds from the event benefit the Susan G. Komen for the Cure Foundation.

Evans said the event will feature a 5K run/walk. The entry fee is $10 and includes a T-shirt and water.

Briana Tyson, a 2011 American Idol contestant, will perform.

Evans said she’s planned a Miss Grovetown pageant, featuring male city leaders and residents dressing as women, at 6 p.m.

Families can enjoy inflatables, arts, crafts, food vendors and hot air balloon rides.

There will be a raffle for prizes including watches, fishing poles, a tackle box, gift cards and other gifts.

“Some of the local businesses have donated raffle prizes,” Evans said. “We’ve got some good stuff.”

Breast cancer-themed luminary bags will be sold.

The event is free.

To register for the 5K or as a vendor, visit the document center of the city’s Web site, www.city
ofgrovetown.com. For more information, call Evans at (706) 860-7691 or jevans@grovetownga.us.

IF YOU GO

What: Grovetown’s Pink Friday for a Cure

When: 5-10 p.m. Friday

Where: Liberty Park Community Center, 1040 Newmantown Road in Grovetown

Admission: Free

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