Teen organizes music festival


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A young man from Canfield used his Eagle Scout project to make a difference in a developing country.

Nick Crescimanno helped organize the “Yell for the Well” music festival.

Seven local bands kept the crowds grooving all day behind Saint Michael’s Church.

There was also food and games for the kids, as well as a Chinese auction.

All the money raised through donations, and Sunday’s festival, will help build a water well in Haiti.

“Water is just so inaccessible there, for 80 percent of people there don’t have running water, and it’s very hard for them to find food, water, shelter and all the necessities of life, so as part of my project I’m trying to do a little bit of what I can do to help,” said Crescimanno.

His goal is to raise $5,300, the cost to build one water well.

Relief organization, Food for the Poor, will double the funds to build an additional well.

Crescimanno said more than 400 people stopped by during the festival.

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