5th Annual River Fest hosted in Greenville

GREENVILLE, N.C. (WITN) A local nonprofit organization held the Fifth Annual Kid's River Fest here in the east Saturday.

Sound Rivers from Washington partnered with River Park North in Greenville for the event.

The River Fest included kayaking, fish painting, bouncy houses and much more.

Heather Deck, the Executive Director of Sound Rivers, said children were encouraged to participate in a pond study to help educate them about science and the ecosystem in the Eastern Carolina.

Around 1,500 people attended Saturday's event along with multiple vendors and other nonprofit organizations in the community.