4th Annual Bluegrass Festival Brings Out Thousands

Published 09/28 2013 11:24PM

Updated 09/29 2013 02:46PM

(ST. JOSEPH, Mo.) The 4th Annual, Bluegrass Battles Hunger continued Saturday in downtown St. Joseph.

Thousands gathered at Coleman Hawkins Park for great bluegrass music, and to support Second Harvest Community Food Bank.

The event was free and open to the public, but people were encouraged to bring canned goods and donations.

The performers, and staff of Second Harvest, said it's great to watch people support a good cause.

"It's really great when you can bring a community together. You know, you bring music, you bring people, you bring food, adult beverages, pop, whatever you want to do. But, it's always great when a community can get together for a good cause," said Sean Ewbank.

"Just being able to do something fun. The people can come down and enjoy. It's a family atmosphere, and knowing it's going to a good cause to support those in need in our community," said Chad Higdon.

Last year, Second Harvest raised more than $16,000 and brought in 15,000 pounds of food.

They hope to top that this year.

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