GLOVERSVILLE - Residents battled high temperatures and a brief drenching at Saturday's annual Railfest at Trail Station Park.
Railfest staff and vendors said the attendance was down this year, likely due to the weather, but many people still came out to enjoy the music, food and merchandise.
The money made from the raffle at the event went to help support the Gloversville Little Huskies youth football program.
Jayde Finley, 4, of Gloversville plays ring toss at the Railfest in Gloversville on
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Kelly Curtis, vice chairwoman of the Railfest staff, said it is necessary to support such local organizations.
"It's very important in the times that we live in now. Every organization needs that extra help [with] fundraising to keep supporting our youth, or whatever the organization [does]. This year, it's the Little Huskies football [team]," Curtis said. "It's important to keep our kids active."
Curtis said the event also allows people to come together and strengthen the sense of community.
"I think the real value is, as a community event, it draws people together," said Railfest staff Richard Ottalagano. "It brings people together in a pleasant, fun atmosphere, and I think that's where the value is."