"Twestival" Raises Money for Local Cause

6 years 8 months 2 weeks ago Thursday, March 24 2011 Mar 24, 2011 Thursday, March 24, 2011 2:09:00 PM CDT March 24, 2011 in News
By: Alison Archer
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COLUMBIA - Columbia joins cities from all over the world Thursday hosting a Twitter festival, or "Twestival." The event connects the online twitter community offline for one evening to raise money for a local service. The Columbia Twestival will give 100 percent of its proceeds to Boone County Family Resources. The event is run by volunteers and the food and auction items are donated.

Twestival  is the largest grassroots social media fundraising initiative. In 2009, the global event raised $1.2 million for 137 nonprofit groups.

For more information, check out columbia.twestival.com.

Columbia's Twestvial is being held at the Orr Street Studios in downtown Columbia from 6pm-9pm.

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