The Sunshine Center’s Capital City Blues and River Festival will be 5:30-10 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 17, at the Ward Oates Amphitheater, 520 W. Main St. Robbie Bartlett and Tullie Brae will perform.

Food, including barbecue, soft drinks and water will be available for purchase. All of the proceeds from food sales goes directly to The Sunshine Center.

There will also be a table decorating contest, door prizes, 50/50 split the pot, as well as a silent auction. Tickets are $20 (prior to event), $25 (at the gate) and $250 for a table of 8.

The Sunshine Center is a private, non-profit organization dedicated to healing the families in the community suffering from the effects of abuse. The center offers several programs including emergency and transitional housing, parenting classes, victim therapy for children and adults, domestic violence class, supervised visitation and an infant supply pantry.  

Last year, the center served more than 1,325 individuals and provided 2,374 safe nights of housing in Franklin County’s only domestic violence and elder abuse safe house.

The festivalpresented by WesBanco, is the center's largest fundraiser of the year.

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