Johnson City Field Days

By Adam Chick

September 2, 2012 Updated Sep 3, 2012 at 12:24 PM EDT

Johnson City, NY (WBNG Binghamton) The Johnson City Field Days are an opportunity for fun but also a chance for local organizations to raise money.

"It's one of our largest fundraisers every year," said Elizabeth Budnik.

Most of the clubs and organizations raising money at Johnson City field day could say that.

Last years weather played a huge role in the field days success.

"Last year it wasn't very good because of the weather and because of the flooding," said Jackin Kinsley.

But this years weather changed things...

"Things are going great. The sun is shining, the weather is holding. We've got a lot of parents and students volunteering. The music staff are coming out and supporting us. We're having a great weekend," said Budnik.

Nestled among the clubs was a non profit, Project Renew.

It's working to help the community mentally recover from the flood.

It's a program funded by a grant applied for by the state.

Locals are hired to console flood victims, especially children.

"We do a lot of work with children to help them understand ways to feel safe when crises occur," said Kathryn Baine.

The Johnson City rec softball program had an interesting approach to fundraising this year.

The dunking booth was a huge hit.

Finally, Boy Scout Troop 110 raises most of their money for the year from their booth at the fair.

"It supports our scouting programs, our campouts every month, our extra programs that we offer the boys," said Kinsley.

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