Inaugural Wabash Carp Fest a fun fundraiser for girl battling cancer | Events
Wacky fun is on the agenda during the First Annual Wabash Carp Fest in southeastern Illinois later this month, but the charity event is an important fundraiser.
“just us, too" is a newly created non-profit organization made up by a handful of young women in New Haven, Illinois working together to bring positive changes and family activities to their small, close-knit community. Inspired by 15-year-old Brittany Richardson, who was recently diagnosed with cancer, "just us, too" has been coming up with fundraising ideas with hopes of taking a little financial stress from the Richardson family as Brittany goes through chemo in Indianapolis over the next several weeks.
When approached by Adam Carney and David (D.R.) Mobley with their idea of bringing the festivities they'd recently attended in Bath, Illinois to New Haven, "just us, too" jumped on board at their request for help. The group, along with Adam and D.R., jokingly became "just us, too and them two" ...and the name has kind of stuck.
This year, all proceeds from the 1st Annual Wabash Carp Fest will go to Brittany and her family.
"Carpin' For Brittany" includes two rounds of Redneck Carp Fishing on the Wabash River on Saturday, August 31, a bow-fishing tournament on Friday night August 30, a CornHole tournament, silent auction, Random Costume Contest, and bands playing for entertainment through Saturday night.
There will be games, a jump-house, water slide and other activities for kids.
Food and drinks will be available from breakfast to well after dark on Saturday. Armbands for the day's events will be sold at the boat dock entrance and over $500 in cash prizes will be given away between the different tournaments/contests.
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