The Wilderness Trail ATV Off-Road Park, located along U.S. 119, will play host to the Vision for Him event on Friday and Saturday. The event, which will consist of contemporary rock concerts and public speakers, is free of charge. There will also be free food and inflatables.
On Friday, the event will begin at 5 p.m. and is scheduled to last until 11 p.m. On Saturday, the event will take place from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.
“We’re just trying to spread a little hope and reach out to our community that’s affected severely by an epidemic of drugs,” said event organizer Bobby Jones. “Our economy has taken a big hit with the coal jobs. We’re just trying to give back to eastern Kentucky, east Tennessee and western Virginia.
Across the two-day event, there will be a total of nine bands and public speakers. Three of the bands that will perform are the Rhett Walker Band, Among the Thirsty and Shiloh. Speakers consist of former UK quarterback Freddie W. Maggard, former Miami Dolphin and New York Giant Scott Galyon and former Atlanta Braves pitcher Josh Anderson.
On Friday, there will be three bands and speakers. There will be an intermission between each participant where prizes will be given away.
Jones said the idea for the event came when the Lord laid it on his and another man’s heart to do so. He said he reached out to other Christians who shared the same passion and convictions as he did.
The event was put together by donations from churches, individuals, businesses, etc. As for attendance hopes, Jones said he would love to see 10,000 people on the mountain.
For more information on the event, visit the website at vision4him.org.
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