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      St. Pats in Five Points gives back

      Dozens of local charities are receiving thousands of dollars in contributions.

      Twenty-four organizations were awarded $50,000 for their service during the St. Pat's festivities in Five Points.

      Officials say donating part of their revenue is a way to show it's appreciation to all the dedicated volunteers.

      "They make it. The festival depends on volunteers. My personal involvement is I coordinate the parade," explains voluneer Silvia Butler. "And there's no way one person can do that, so I have lots and lots of help."

      Due to the success of St. Pats in Five Points, nearly $2 million has been given back to charities over the past 28 years.

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