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Campaign in place to save Winterfest in Hartford

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Winterfest at Bushnell Park in Hartford (WFSB) Winterfest at Bushnell Park in Hartford (WFSB)
HARTFORD, CT (WFSB) -

A campaign is underway to save a wintertime tradition in the capital city.

There is a growing movement to save Winterfest after the cancellation of Riverfest.

Budget problems forced city officials to pull the plug on Riverfest. City officials said Winterfest could be on the chopping block.

But, some residents said they are trying to save it before it's too late.

A fundraising campaign was posted on Crowdrise.com where more than $45,000 has been raised in just two days.

Travelers pledged $25,000 and Bank of America already pledged $5,000.

Organizers have set a $200,000 goal.

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