13th Annual “Shmedfest” to Be Held August 26 at Triad Park

Shmedfest, a family-friendly music event benefitting Crisis Control Ministry, will be held Saturday, August 26 from 4 to 10 p.m. at Triad Park in Kernersville.

Live music will be provided by four different local bands over the course of the event: Junction Trio, Downtown Band, The Brother Brothers and The Winmars. Dinner and beverages will be provided by K&W Cafeteria and Pepsi, beer will be courtesy of R.H. Barringer, and ice cream will be courtesy of Dewey’s.

The event, now in its 13th year, will again be held in the spacious Kernersville park, having outgrown the backyard of Steve and Tonya Cavanaugh, who founded Shmedfest. “Triad Park is the perfect spot for us. The weather gave us some trouble last year, but we know this year will be perfect,” said Steve Cavanaugh. “The convenience and size of this location lets us invite and host even more folks, meaning we can hopefully make our fundraising goal of $50,000 a reality.”

“We at Crisis Control are forever grateful to the Cavanaughs and their friends for so faithfully supporting our mission over the years through Shmedfest,” said Margaret Elliott, Executive Director of Crisis Control Ministry. “The event is such a wonderful time for all that attend, and we are honored that they continue to host this event to support all that we do.”

There is no cost to attend Shmedfest, but donations to Crisis Control Ministry at the event are encouraged. Chairs and blankets are welcomed, tents and umbrellas are not allowed. Those wishing to attend are asked to RSVP at www.crisiscontrol.org/shmedfest so that attendance numbers may be collected in regards to catering.