Vendors pack the street at 38th annual Sherman Arts Fest

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SHERMAN, Tex. (KXII) - Vendors and families packed the streets in downtown Sherman for some Saturday fun.

"This year is our fourth year to be doing our Fun Run and it is all about our heroes, our Hometown Heroes Fun Run, which is the fire, the police, the sheriffs, the military," said Sherman Education Foundation Co-chair Wendy Vellotti.

Vellotti says the Sherman Education Foundation fun run is more than just a race.

"Sherman Education Foundation, they benefit with Sherman schools with grant funding to help with new innovations and such in the classroom and all kinds of fun stuff, field trips, all kinds of just really giving back to Sherman schools," Vellotti said.

That organization was just one of more than 100 vendors at the 38th annual Sherman Arts Fest.

On Saturday the streets of downtown Sherman were filled with live music and family-friendly activities.

The event is free but it gives back to the community by giving a platform to local businesses and organizations, like R&B Farms.

Brandy Day with R&B Farms says they sell regularly at the Denison Farmers Market, but it's their first time selling in Sherman.

"It's really great for us to have the option to come out and showcase our honey and tell people about the bees and what you can get and how you can get honey and help just wildlife in general. So far it's been great!" Day said.

Vellotti says she's grateful for all the volunteers who make the event happen.