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HICKORY, N.C. -- A local entertainment company for Hickory's Oktoberfest is donating their proceeds to the Hickory Kiwanis Club for Zahra's Playground Project.

The Balloon Pirates, a company that specializes in balloon making and face painting, will donate the money they raise from next weekend's event to the Kiwanis Club for Zahra's Playground.

The Kiwanis Club have already raised over $150,000 for the new handicapped-accessible playground.

Hickory's Oktoberfest will start Friday, October 7 and run through Sunday, October 9.

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