Hilltop music festival
to help raise funds for
local, regional musicians
to perform at event
(October 2009) Randy Stewart loves to help
people. When his church, New Life Fellowship, ran out of money and supplies
for its Benevolence Fund, he knew he had to do something. He thought
he would organize a small fundraiser for the church and possibly include
some live entertainment.
That little fundraiser has turned into an all-day music
festival, complete with food vendors, a hog roast, golf scramble and
a full lineup of top-notch musicians from the local area.
The first annual Foodstock 2009 will be held from noon to 10 p.m. Saturday,
Oct. 17, at Cozy Acres Golf Course, located on Old State Rd. 62 in Madison,
Ind. A pre-festival golf scramble will start at 9 a.m. Scramble participants
are asked to bring non-perishable food items and get entered into drawings
The music lineup includes the Jimmy Davis Band, Numbhunger, 31 East,
RockBox, Christian Rock group ASIAM, Bluegrass and folk group The River
Newts, blues band The Rumblers, Chris Jesse and more. All of the musicians
donated their time for the community fundraiser.
The event includes a Kings of Cornhole tournament, inflatables for children,
and even a Bungee Run tournament, sponsored by Dr. Jason Golec of Jefferson
County Chiropractic. Early arrivers can take advantage of a free hog
roast while supplies last. Smokin Crowes BBQ and BBQ Pitstop Pull
Pork and Ribs will also have food booths with a variety of menu items
Stewart said the idea for the fundraiser arose when the coffers of the
churchs Benevolence Fund ran dry after too many requests for help.
The new church, located in the old Sears building on Clifty Drive, takes
80 percent of what is tithed each week and puts it into a fund to provide
food, clothing and money to people facing hardships. We hate turning
down anyone who has a serious need, said co-pastor Scott Kollmann.
He said when the fund ran out, Stewart was worried and anxious to raise
more funds to continue their mission. He has blown me away with
what he has been able to accomplish, he said. Of course,
I know God is in this, too.
I contacted a few people, and then word began to somehow get around,
said Stewart, who along with Kollmann started the non-denominational
New Life Fellowship three weeks before Easter. Next thing I knew,
people were calling asking to be included. Sponsors have provided
enough funds to pay for everything up to this point. One hundred
percent of the proceeds are going to allow us to help people through
the winter, he said.
This has been an overwhelming outpouring of support by our community,
said Kollmann. We were hoping to raise as much money as we could
whatever that could be, and the tremendous amount of community
support is really going to help.
Sponsors for the event include Cozy Acres Golf Course, Ghostnote Music,
Dickerson Roofing, Rusted Roots Barber and Styling Salon, Fashion-n-Flair
Hair and Nail Salon, Famous Bellos Pizza, MPS Printing and Swiss Caps.
Stewart said he hopes to make this an annual event for the community
and welcomes all involvement in it.
Wristbands for music event only are $10 for adults. Children 12 and
under get in free with paying adults. Wristbands for the golf scramble
and festivities are $20.
For more information, contact Randy Stewart
at (812) 801-1503 or Scott Kollmann at (812) 701-0394.
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