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Bainbridge Bluegrass Festival gives back to island

Jeff Hemmat, event coordinator of the 2012 Bainbridge Bluegrass Festival, presents checks totaling more than $6,000 to Bryana Deits, program director of the Bainbridge Island Special Needs Foundation, and Kol Medina, former executive director of West Sound Wildlife Shelter.  - Photo courtesy of Norman Johnson
Jeff Hemmat, event coordinator of the 2012 Bainbridge Bluegrass Festival, presents checks totaling more than $6,000 to Bryana Deits, program director of the Bainbridge Island Special Needs Foundation, and Kol Medina, former executive director of West Sound Wildlife Shelter.
— image credit: Photo courtesy of Norman Johnson

The 2012 Bainbridge Bluegrass Festival presented donations to two important island nonprofit organizations following the completion of this year’s successful event.

More than $6,000 in proceeds from the festival were presented to the Bainbridge Island Special Needs Foundation and West Sound Wildlife Shelter.

The Bainbridge Island Special Needs Foundation operates a day program for young adults with developmental disabilities on Winslow Way and provides activities that increase physical health, mental well-being and social interaction.

Festival organizers thank everyone who attended the event and supported the organizations.

The Bainbridge Bluegrass Festival will return next year on Saturday, July 27 at Battle Point Park.

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