Weber City festival to help families with overwhelming medical bills


A music festival coming up in Weber City will raise money for families overwhelmed by medical bills.

The Hometown Festival of Scott County Virginia and Kingsport Tennessee was started by members of Holston View United Methodist Church. Its purpose is to raise money from ticket sales for families who have been crippled by their medical bills.

The festival started years ago and attendance has grown every year.

"We expanded in to the HMG parking lot and also went into the old Food City and John's Grill parking lot. We have tried to expand into that and include other churches in our area so that we can really be a community event and not just an event that's at Holston View," Hometown Events board co-chair Savanna Huffman said.

They hope to help four families with sick children this year.

Headliners include Merle Haggard's son Ben Haggard and the Strangers and Ashley Campbell, daughter of Glen Campbell.

They have also arranged for Duck Dynasty's Uncle Si to come in with his band the Sicotics on November 18 at the First Baptist Church in Gate City.

The festival is scheduled for Saturday November 4.