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Matthews Alive festival marks 25th year

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Matthews Alive Festival

Activities at Saturday's Matthews Alive Festival. The festival, which runs this year from Sept. 1-4, is a Labor Day weekend celebration dedicated to the support of local non-profit organizations. This is its 25th anniversary.
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Activities at Saturday's Matthews Alive Festival. The festival, which runs this year from Sept. 1-4, is a Labor Day weekend celebration dedicated to the support of local non-profit organizations. This is its 25th anniversary.

In its 25th year, the Matthews Alive festival drew plenty of people for its Labor Day weekend festivities Saturday.

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Sisters Anna Kaplan, left, 4, and Emery Kaplan, 7, hold hands as they ride the Brinkley Entertainment antique merry-go-round at Saturday’s Matthews Alive Festival. The annual festival, which runs through Monday, is dedicated to the support of local non-profit organizations. This is its 25th anniversary. Diedra Laird dlaird@charlotteobserver.com

The festival, which runs through Monday, is dedicated to the support of local non-profit organizations. It featured rides, marching bands, lots of food and games, among other activities.

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