Food, drink, a live band and raising money. They were all part of the first Fund Fest of 2003.
The annual series kicked off Wednesday evening with the band FAB, formerly Fat Ammon's Band. Local residents enjoyed the sounds and the weather in downtown Harrisonburg, across from the Daily News-Record on Liberty Street. The Broadway-Timberville Jaycees is the community sponsor for Fund Fest, which raises money for the Jaycees and other groups that staff the event. The other groups are chosen through a drawing. The first beneficiary was the Valley Area Swim Team.
Fund Fest is held every other Wednesday through August. On May 28, the band will be "The Maxx." Fund Fest runs from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.