Wounded Warrior Homes fundraiser in Saratoga doubles Casper's


Zachary Laux

The second annual Freedom Fest raised an unexpected $4,000 to go to support veterans, thanks to a large turnout and inspiring speech from a 26-year Navy veteran.

“I thought it was going to be big, but didn’t expect to have this turnout,” said Chris Shannon, organizer of the event.

The event drew people from the Platte Valley and elsewhere July 5 with live country music, a pig roast and cold beer. But the entertainment was not the reason people came, Shannon said.

“The music wasn’t secondary per say, but it wasn’t why everybody was there,” Shannon said.

Shannon said people c...

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