Teams Pull Together for Ronald McDonald House

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Hundreds of people wearing pink shirts kicked off day two of the Cherry Blossom Festival, by pulling together for charity.

Seventeen teams pulled a 70,000-pound truck to raise money for the Ronald McDonald House of Central Georgia.

Each team raised $1,000 for the charity. 

While waiting for a chance to tug the rope, those who attended enjoyed other activities with their families.

There was chalk decorating, a bouncy house for the kids, and cotton candy for everyone.

Organizers say this is their first time being an official Cherry Blossom event, and the crowd showed up in record numbers. 

"It's wonderful to see all of the people that are here doing this for one cause and for the families like us it really means a lot," says Candice Cavinass of Wetumpka, Alabama.

Marie Ballew of Macon says, "There's also other kids that are here who were babies at the house. It's so awesome. It's like a family reunion."

The Ronald McDonald House of Central Georgia opened in 2002, and has served over 4,000 families.

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