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Folks come together to raise money for Coal Miner's Memorial Park

WEST FRANKFORT, IL (KFVS) -

Folks came together in West Frankfort this weekend all hoping to raise money for the Coal Miner's Memorial Park.

Events were held Saturday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Including a craft fair, a car cruise led by SI Customs Car Club and food, raffles, and live music.

The goal was raise money for 20-foot long, 35-foot-wide stages near the park, which would be home to all kinds of events.

Preliminary estimates of the first phase of construction is said to be $30,000.

Something one local hopes would bring some big events right to his back yard.

"I grew up in southern Illinois, so I know how hard it is sometimes to find stuff to do and if these events were available," Tyler Hood of Pinckneyville said. "When I was a younger kid, I'd have a lot of fun at them so I think it just brings together, gets your community together and have a lot of fun."

The event had raised $2,000 as of early Saturday.

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