September 9, 2013
CROCKETTSVILLE—It was another successful weekend for Chad Warrix and David Tolliver as thousands of people turned out for the sixth annual Crockettsville Charity Concert and Trail Ride Saturday and Sunday.
Janet Smith, chairman of the board for the event, said an estimated 22,000 people came out to participate in the charity event, with 156 ATVs participating in the trail ride on Sunday.
“We’ve raised $150,000 and still counting,” Smith said. “We’re still anticipating some money to come in.”
The event was started in 2008, and has raised over half a million dollars for local causes like the Buckhorn Children’s Center. Smith said this year the event will also be using some of the money raised to offer music scholarships to 12 local school districts.
“We think this is the biggest, the best event that we’ve had; it’s the biggest crowd,” she said. “I think this is about the most money that we’ve made.”
Smith attributed the success of this year to the perfect conditions for an event like this.
“I think the weather contributed a whole lot,” Smith said. “The weather was perfect.”
Smith said the board wanted to thank everyone who made the event possible, including volunteers, artists, and participants.
“We had some great talent. Most of the artists, well, all of them, have been here before. they love the event, they love coming to Eastern Kentucky, and they love raising money for a good cause.”
All photos by Cordis Bishop