Upcoming Fundraiser Concerts taking place at the Rex Theater:
Just added three more bands to the lineup today folks!
This bluegrass festival is really shaping up! If you have not already followed us on Facebook or Twitter, please do so. You can even follow us via RSS feeds if you keep up with blogs via a feed reader. And if you have a personal or business website and want to link to us (sure would help us in the search engines!) then please be sure to do so. Drop us a line if you do link if you would like us to consider a link exchange!
The Chili Drive Thru Fundraiser was a great Success. Thanks to everyone who helped with the event and those who donated tasty chili. This was not only a great fundraiser but a wonderful way to publicize HoustonFest. The incredible support from GVFD played a huge role in the success. Thanks to all of the members and especially Sarah Hankley for sharing her expertise and being on site throughout the event- and of course use of the bay as our Drive-Thru was pretty Cool.. It worked out quite nicely. Special thanks to Tess & Kenneth for organizing the event …..Oh Just One Thing, we ran out of Chili….But that’s not a bad thing.
We’ll report from both recent fundraisers at our next meeting scheduled for December 2, at 7pm at the Fire House.
Wow, we just added number 34 to the line up! If you were just thinking about attending HoustonFest, you may want to change that to a definite “I’m going!” I heard we’ll be adding another band to the line up later today….that’s alot of music. We welcome your thoughts, feedback, and follows. Be sure to keep up with us on facebook and twitter. Make a post to the site. If you have any trouble with any of it, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org so I can fix it.
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Had his life not been cut short by a motorcycle crash this spring, banjo prodigy Houston Caldwell would have turned 19 this week.
His loss — and more importantly, his life — inspired a group of volunteers to create a new music festival in his memory. HoustonFest 2011 will benefit the organization he loved — the Galax Volunteer Fire Department — and various non-profit youth music programs.
Parents Tess and Kenneth Caldwell and friend Debbie Robinson are organizing the festival, set for May 6-7, 2011, in Galax’s Felts Park.
“These parents have suffered an incredible loss yet are still willing to continue giving to their community as they always taught Houston to do,” Robinson said. “My respect and admiration for the Caldwells grows more each day.”
In the past few months, HoustonFest has grown, and so have the number of people pitching in to help.
Read the rest of the story at The Galax GazettePin It