Proceeds from the event benefit Parkinson disease patient support and resource programs, as well as scholarships for local high school and college students. Parkinson disease is the 14th leading cause of death among Americans according to the Center for Disease Control., and is a chronic progressive neurological disorder affecting 1.5 million Americans – more than Muscular Dystrophy, Multiple Sclerosis and Lou Gehrig’s disease combined. It is the most common neurodegenerative disorder next to Alzheimer’s, and affects a person’s central nervous system which results in a loss of muscular control, bodily movements, speech, and balance.
All attendees will pay an admission-only fee to enter the festival, which includes carnival and midway games, music and live band entertainment. While in the festival, there will be an opportunity to purchase merchandise and food from local businesses and vendors, including boiled crawfish from Steamboat Bills. The organization makes an effort to lease booth space to only local and regional small businesses. The festival will be held rain or shine.
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