Outreach Festival Set to Make a Difference

By: Damon Dillman
By: Damon Dillman

Everybody likes free stuff, and if you're in Waynesboro on Saturday, it's your chance to get some.

Organizers spent Friday getting ready for the second annual Community Outreach Festival, at Wayne Hills Baptist Church in Waynesboro.

More than 400 people turned out for last year's first-ever festival. This year, at least a thousand are expected, says organizer Nicole Klingensmith.

Organizations and individuals have donated hundreds of items, from groceries to clothes to school supplies. And everything is free, even the haircuts.

"Usually everything in this world costs something, and I would like to have an event happen just once a year when you can come and go shopping and not pay a penny," Klingensmith explained Friday afternoon. "And tomorrow from nine to three you can do that. It's going to be free."

She added that the invitation is open to anyone who wants to stop by.

"This festival is for everybody and anybody," she said. "This is not geared toward one type of person, or one type of a family. It's geared toward everybody and anybody."

More than a dozen local organizations, including the Bloodmobile, the Virginia State Police, and the Waynesboro YMCA, will also be on hand.

The festival runs from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

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