Three Day Stampede begins Friday

BRISTOL — At the end of this week Bristol will host a summer staple that combines the classic summer activity of yardsaling with the good work of fundraising for a worthy cause. The Three Day Stampede Toward the Cure for Cystic Fibrosis will be held Friday to Sunday, July 29-31, at the Bristol Rec Park and around town.
Marking its 26th year of raising money for cystic fibrosis research, The Stampede will feature 20 tents of yard sale treasures, a huge used book sale, a craft and flea market, a silent auction with hundreds items, an incredible bake sale, a food bunk, a group ride led by the Red Knights Motorcycle Club, a 5K run (Sunday at 8 a.m.) and the 26th Walk and Roll-a-thon, which is how this event started.
Stampede founder and organizer Bonita Bedard said The Stampede is on track to set another record this year having already filled five tractor-trailers with donations for the yard sale and a $3,000 increase in the Fire and Ice Sponsorship.
“The Stampede continues to be an unstoppable force and we thank our sponsors, donors and volunteers for their tireless work towards this cause,” Bedard said.
Tent set-up and organization begin on Tuesday and will continue until the Stampede opens on Friday morning at 8 a.m. sharp, where hundreds of eager customers line up for first dibs.
In its 26 years the Stampede has raised over $1.6 million for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.
For more information head online to www.threedaystampede.org.

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