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Eufaula to host State Parks Fundraiser on June 27

EUFAULA, AL (WTVM) – The Lakepoint Resort State Park in Eufaula is set to host Baumhower's ShrimpFest & BBQ Fundraiser and Rally on Saturday, June 27.

The event, starting at 4 p.m., will feature fresh Alabama Gulf Coast Shrimp, barbeque, live music and entertainment for kids and families.

Alabama State Parks is currently facing a funding crisis that threatens to close more than half its parks, including Lakepoint. About 90 percent of the annual funding to operate state parks comes from user fees such as lodging, gate entries, camping and meeting space rentals.

All proceeds from this fundraiser will go towards continued funding of state park operations.

ShrimpFest fundraiser tickets are $15 in advance and $20 on the day of the event. For more information about the event, call the park office at 800-544-5253 or 334-687-8011.

To learn more about the funding crisis and how Alabama State Parks is funded, visit http://www.alapark.com/Alabama-State-Parks-Funding.

For more information about the event, call the park office at 800-544-5253 or 334-687-8011.

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