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Hundreds participate at 23rd annual Soberfest

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Hundreds of people celebrated their sobriety at the 23rd annual Soberfest held at Union City Fields in Flint. (Photo Credit: Kila Peeples)

FLINT, Mich.--

Hundreds of people celebrated their sobriety at the 23rd annual Soberfest held at Union City Fields in Flint.

Hosted by the U.A.W. Local 598, Soberfest is where former addicts can have a fun day out without drugs or alcohol.

From karaoke, fishing for trout or just playing pickup basketball, there was something for everyone at the family friendly picnic

There were also information stands from hospitals and clinics from around mid-Michigan offering services, dedicated to helping people getting or staying sober.

Organizers say Soberfest gives former addicts a safe place to go.

"We feel so hopeless and helpless with our addictions and we burn all of our bridges and when we get down to that spot, we're reaching for a hand to help us not necessarily a hand-out and it is a struggle. It is hard. This is a place to get some hope and to see how it's done one day at a time,” said Jayne Atwell.