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Riverfest kicks off this Friday

Mark your calendars; it is that time of year again. Riverfest begins this Friday, October 3, 2008. For the past thirty years, the budget for the festival held the first week every October, has grown from $5,000 to $80,000. More than 300 volunteers make Riverfest possible. Riverfest features 160 craft vendors, concessions, fireworks, and exhibits. The river event takes place along the downtown Riverwalk. The economic impact of the festival has been estimated at more than $3,000,000, with 250,000 people taking part each year. The end result is the awarding of scholarships for marine-related studies at Cape Fear Community College. For more information about this year's Riverfest, you can go to and stayed tuned to WWAY for more information as the event gets closer.

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