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Tri-Fest opens in time despite bad weather

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Despite Thursday night's rain, Henderson's Tri-Fest opened right on schedule in time for lunch on Friday.

It's the 26th year for the event sponsored by the Breakfast Lions Club.

The yearly event see thousands of festival goers raising money for local churches, schools and non-profit organizations.

Breakfast Lions Club President Emily Irby says booth set-ups went as planned but the rides opened a couple hours later than planned.

She says the weather delayed their arrival on Thursday night, but with ride proceeds the club is able to give about $25,000 back to the community per year.

"This might be the only time of the year you get to see some of your neighbors or friends," says Irby. "So when the rides open up, the kids are able to participate. Everybody is hanging out with friends and family so it's a great feeling to see everybody coming together."

Irby also says there aren't changes to security efforts this year.

Henderson Police say as usual, officers will be monitoring the street throughout the night.

Click here for the munchies map for Henderson's Tri-Fest.

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