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16th annual “Shmedfest” raises money to assist neighbors

A virtual community celebration to benefit Crisis Control Ministry

WINSTON-SALEM — Shmedfest, a family-friendly music event benefitting Crisis Control Ministry, will be held virtually all day on Saturday, Aug. 29. Follow Shmedfest on Facebook to tune in for great music, dance challenges, giveaways, and stories of impact from Crisis Control Ministry.

In addition, this year there is a new fitness challenge event called The Shmed, a fundraiser organized by F3 Winston-Salem held at the Winston-Salem Fairgrounds. Bring your tent and camp out overnight with F3. The Shmed will be live-streamed, so you can register and work out from the comfort of your own home too. The Shmed includes four 45-minute workouts over a 24-hour period at 6 p.m., 2 a.m., 10 a.m., and 5 p.m. There will also be a 5,000-rep challenge and prizes for the winners.

To register for The Shmed, go online to https://secure.qgiv.com/event/the_shmed/. The Shmed has a registration fee to cover the cost of your T-shirt and provide a family with a food order from Crisis Control Ministry. Shmedfest is free, but donations are encouraged. You can donate online at www.crisiscontrol.org.

About Crisis Control Ministry

Now in its 47th year with offices in Winston-Salem and Kernersville, Crisis Control Ministry’s mission is to assist people in crisis to meet essential life needs and to become self-sufficient. Crisis Control Ministry provides financial assistance with housing and utilities, food, and prescription medications to Forsyth County and Stokes County residents. For additional information, go to their website at www.crisiscontrol.org.