Vendors raise money for different causes during Jenny Wiley Festival

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FLOYD COUNTY, Ky. (WYMT) - The Jenny Wiley Festival is in full swing in Prestonsburg. There are many rides, crafts booths and food vendors set up.

There are also many booths who hope to make a difference in the community. Local Shriners are collecting money for 'Hillbilly Christmas in July.'

"This makes good stuff because when we come out here, we meet a lot of people and we can talk about the Shriner's Hospital," Jimmy Kinney, chairman, said.

Kinney said they are selling tickets for $10. One person will win a motorcycle.

"It is something we need to do," Kinney said. "We need to take care of our kids."

A few booths over is Riverview Health Care Center who is selling their infamous Mugg-z burgers. The burgers are named after the facility's pet dog that recently passed away.

"So we have actually come down here and set up a booth. We are actually selling the Mugg-z burger which is a community staple and fan favorite," Tiffany Newsome, Riverview Physical Therapist/ Rehab Specialist, said.

Newsome said the funds raised will go towards buying Christmas presents, elder vacation and other fun events for the residents.

"That is what we are here for, this is not just a job these are our family and our friends," Newsome said.

Newsome shared they brought some of the residents to the festival on Thursday. Tom Osborne, a resident, spent the day enjoying music, craft booths and lots of food.

"Well this is my first time (at the festival) but I like it," Osborne said.

Osborne ate one of the Mugg-z burgers, donuts and chips. He said he looks forward to more outings in the future.

"I think it is a great thing for the place to send us out here," Osborne said.

The Jenny Wiley Festival runs through Saturday and both booths will be set up through the weekend.

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