ROYAL OAK (AP) – An annual food, music and arts festival in Oakland County has raised more than $4.5 million for charity over the past 18 years.
More than $255,800 was raised at this year’s Ford Arts, Beats & Eats festival in downtown Royal Oak. Proceeds will benefit over 60 nonprofit and community organizations, including the Autism Alliance, the Boys & Girls Clubs of Oakland and Macomb Counties, the Detroit RiverFront Conservancy and Miracle League of Michigan.READ MORE: Federal Judge Retains Jurisdiction In Lawsuit Over Enbridge Pipeline
Nearly 4,000 pounds of nonperishable items were collected through the event’s sixth annual food drive in exchange for free admission.READ MORE: Great Lakes Water Authority Asks Residents Impacted By Main Break To Limit Water Usage
This year’s festival attracted 385,000 visitors, the third largest overall attendance in its history.MORE NEWS: Michigan Matters: Tigers Legend Willie Horton on Career, Motor City & Overcoming COVID
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