Future Fund hosts two day festival

Greene County Bike Trail Fundraiser
Prizes for festival (Source Josh Agree)
Prizes for festival (Source Josh Agree)

GREENE COUNTY, AR (KAIT) - Greene County Future Fund is hosting a two-day festival in downtown Paragould.

The festival starts Friday evening with a free movie downtown sponsored by Southern Bank.

Kids and families are welcome to enjoy the movie "Finding Nemo" and kids get free popcorn, drinks and candy.

The festival continues Saturday morning with a bike ride called "Pedal at the Ridge."

Riders will bike from 7 a.m. until 4 p.m.

After the bike race, people are welcome to join a 5K race that starts downtown and kids can participate in a one-mile fun run.

The day will wrap up with a picnic night along the streets downtown.

Vendors will be selling beer and wine and food trucks from Poplar Bluff, Little Rock, and Memphis along with local food vendors will be selling food.

There will also be live music for people to enjoy.

The Future Fund members have been working this past year putting the festival in place.

Josh Agee is a member of the organization and says they worked hard to make sure the festival has something for everyone.

"We don't want anyone to feel left out, we want everyone to feel welcomed," Agee said.

He said the main goal is to bring everyone in Greene County together downtown.

"We want to bring a sense of community and get people out to enjoy what downtown has to offer and also bring some awareness to the Future Fund and what we are about," Agee said.

Agee said proceeds from the event will go to help the Future Fund on their main project of creating a new trail.

He said the group hopes to use some of the funds to pay a grant writer to make a grant for the trail.

Agee said the trail plans are already in place, but funding needs to be secured next.

"It will be a multi-year project but all in all, it should be a 10 mile trail all the way down the 8-mile creek," Agee said.

For more information on the festival this weekend you can visit either Getdowntownfestival.com or Pedalattheridge.com.

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