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Riverquarium fundraiser lasts all day

August 3, 2007

Albany - - A daylong fundraiser to help keep an Albany attraction's doors open. It started with a radio telethon at 6:00 AM Friday and ended with a nighttime concert.

Recently, Albany city leaders and Dougherty County leaders voted to save the Riverquarium by giving the facility $550,000. That's enough to keep the Riverquarium open for a year, but managers say they could use more money and more community support.

Friday, Cumulus Radio and WALB teamed up to help make it happen.  

It started early in the morning with radio stations broadcasting live from the Riverquarium and welcoming donations from you. The fundraising continued late into the night with the J Blues Band performing to an eager bunch.

"I think they're all good and I love the Riverquarium and were here to support that too," says Amy Jones.

Exchanging $10 for fun, Riverquarium supporters made it an evening affair. The museum's staff was on hand, showcasing exotic animals and greeting attendees with a smile.

"I feel good," says Angelita Casey on a date with her partner.

"Listen to some good music and dance," Ronnie Casey said.

They celebrated with others who all recognize this is more than just a good time.

"Great cause, great place, were having a good time. good people and a lot of fun," Chuck Jones said.

When leaving the concert, they did so knowing they did their part to keep a downtown Albany attraction up and running.

"When I get ready to go down there, its going to be there," Casey said.

Cumulus listeners who dropped by the Riverquarium donated about $500. The concert brought in $1500.

Organizers hoped to raise thousands of dollars from a 12-hour radio-thon on K-Country, Mix 107, and Rock 103. They're not sure yet how much money was pledged.

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