EUGENE, Ore. -- Staff at local nonprofit A Family For Every Child are putting the finishing touches on the third annual Heart of Country festival, which is set for Sunday.
The event begins at 11 a.m. on Sept. 8 and is free to the public. It will be held at Alton Baker Park.
It's a fundraiser for A Family For Every Child, which is dedicated to finding forever homes for children and teens in the foster care system.
The festival will feature live country music from local bands, barbecue and even a petting zoo.
Events director Rachel Aguilar said their mission is clear.
"What we are able to do as an organization is shorten the wating period for the time that a child is placed in foster-care and is able to be adopted for them actually getting into that home," said Aguilar. "Through traditional systems, it can be years, and through our process, we are able to shorten that considerably."
She said they have set a fundraising goal of $10,000, but any money that gets put toward helping these kids is incredible.
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