FLUVANNA COUNTY, Va. (CBS19 NEWS) -- After spending nearly two years of their high school experience in the COVID-19 pandemic, seniors at Fluvanna County High School wanted to bring the community together and support one Fluco in their fight against leukemia.

For the Fluvanna County class of ‘22, it's all about community.

“The goal of today is to just to create that sense of community,” said FCHS junior Faith Shields.

That's why the students organized the first-ever Fluco Festival, a day of celebration and unity after two years of separation.

“We really didn't have a lot of time over the past two years to be all together so to be here together is really uplifting,” said FCHS senior Kelly Reese.

There is a purpose to their unity: the Fluco Festival is raising money for Caden Marshall, a 12-year-old Fluvanna resident who was diagnosed with B-Cell Leukemia two years ago.

“I  think uniting the community to help a young man that's fighting like that is just a healthy thing for the whole Fluvanna Fluco crowd,” said FCHS teacher and event organizer Walt Chaney.

The weather changed many of the plans for the festival including the car show and live band but the senior class says it's just the start of a new tradition.

“We could create a sense of community for generations to come and hopefully we can just make this a tradition,” said senior Bryce Reece.

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