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Fall festival raises money for cancer patients

Reported by: Tyler Hill
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Updated: 10/05/2013 9:30 pm
PITTSBORO, Miss. (WTVA) - An organization in Calhoun County found a way to not only celebrate the fall season, but they also incorporated a way to give back to cancer patients.

Calhoun Cares, a non-profit organization, held its inaugural fall festival Saturday at the Mississippi State Extension Center in Pittsboro.

They had over 20 vendors, games for children, a pageant and a talent show.

The group raises money yearly for cancer patients in Calhoun County to help them with treatments and medical bills.

Calhoun Cares was organized by cancer patient Priscilla Presley in 2011, one year prior to her death.

"We've worked hard over the past two years and raised a lot of money and helped a lot of people," said Eddie Barnes, vice president. "We've helped hundreds of people in our county."

Kim Gregory was a vendor and a cousin of Presley's.

She said, "She [Presely] would be so excited to see that this is still going on, even after her death. She would be so happy."

One hundred percent of the proceeds raised at the festival will help cancer patients living in Calhoun County.
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