Four years ago the Hastings Music Festival began here with humble beginnings.
What it has grown into in those four short years was evident on Saturday night, and we were amazed with what we saw.
The event was a major success, filling Jaycee Park with eager concert-goers, cold beer and lawn chairs. We haven't heard exactly how much money was raised at this year's event, but we are confident in saying that this year's donation to Hastings Family Service will be the biggest yet. In the three previous years, a total of $30,000 was raised at the event.
It really was an amazing scene on Saturday. There were boats that had anchored along the river, hanging out not far from the main span for the new Hastings bridge. The weather was perfect, the music was superb and everyone seemed to be having a great time.
We'd like to give a special thank you to the organizers of the event and to the volunteers. All of your work is greatly appreciated. We are confident in saying that the money you raised for Hastings Family Service will be put to good use.