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Annual Benedum Festival Celebrates Life and Work of Michael Benedum
Written by Alex Wiederspiel
Last updated on July 13, 2013 @ 6:53PM
Created on July 13, 2013 @ 6:30PM

Despite the rain from Friday night, a little bad weather couldn't stop people from coming out to the annual Bridgeport Benedum Festival at the Bridgeport City Park.

As always, admission to the festival was free. There were rides and games for kids, music from acts like The Davisson Brothers Band and Second Street, and even a talent show that was emceed by 5 News' very own Tom Kippen.

Officials with the event told 5 News that upholding Michael Benedum's legacy of philanthropy is extremely important.

"It's very important--especially for the city of Bridgeport. He was a philanthropist who donated so much of his time and money to the city of Bridgeport and other areas. There is the Benedum Foundation that provides scholarships for students. He's done a lot and this is our way of commemorating him," Festival Chair John D. Belcastro said to 5 News.

In spite of the rain, the festival officials still expect about 4,000 people to turn out for the festival's second day.


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