Discovery Fest benefits community, children, single parents

By Amy Khuu
By Maria Palmeri

Discovery Fest benefits community, children, single parents

August 14, 2014 Updated Aug 14, 2014 at 10:20 PM EST

Binghamton, N.Y. (WBNG Binghamton) Dozens of people came out for Discovery Fest to win prizes, enjoy live entertainment and participate in arts and crafts, all while benefiting The Discovery Center and Mom's House.

Former and current students of the communications department at SUNY Broome dedicated an event to raise money for single parents in need.

Mom's House is a non-profit organization that provides free childcare for single parents looking to continue their education. The Discovery Center works to encourage education from a young age.

"Both of these organizations help out people here in the community, in the greater Binghamton area, and just keeping the focus on the local community has just been really fantastic," said Tim Skinner, organizer of Discovery Fest.

"We did such a good job with the mini golf tournament that we did last year that we wanted to do more this year. So we tried to do a bigger event and we hope it's going really well," said Caraline Shedd, organizer of Discovery Fest.

Both the Discovery Center and Mom's House are celebrating anniversaries this year, their 30th and 26th respectively.

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