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Jacksonians enjoy Wells Fest

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JACKSON, MS (WLBT)- Saturday was the day for Jackson's premier late summer festival, "Wells Fest" at Jamie Fowler Boyll Park.

This event, under the shade of the pine trees, always draws big crowds. Children are kept happy with a big sand mountain to play in and plenty of other games.

Adults love the good food and good music. There's also a silent auction and homemade crafts for sale. Wells Fest is organized by Wells United Methodist Church and its 800-member congregation.

"Number one, it's the kind of thing we're told a church our size can't do. But we've been doing it now for 27 years and we rapidly add, with the help of other groups who have wanted to be a part, take part in it", said Pastor Keith Tonkel, of Wells United Methodist Church.

Wells Fest normally raises between $35 and $40,000. This year the recipient of the funds is "Mississippi Families for Kids".

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