The 5th annual Got Faith event in Jerseyville is today and Saturday at the fairgrounds. It begins with a massive yard sale each morning at 8:00, and also includes a car show, music fest and shopping cart race on Saturday.
Shoppers exchange canned goods for items at the sale and the food will go to support food pantries throughout Jersey County. Coordinator Steve Pegram says he got the idea in early July of 2010 and talked to several local pastors about helping out:
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Pegram says there’s a little bit of everything for sale, so bring your canned goods. No change will be given and extra cash can be considered a donation. Saturday’s Cans 4 Car Show operates in a similar fashion, as attendees will vote for their favorite car with a canned good. It runs from 9am to 2pm. Local grocery store managers will take part in a shopping cart race at the fairgrounds at 3pm Saturday.
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