Music festival raised $11K for HFS
The second annual Hastings Music Festival raised another $11,000 for Hastings Family Service.
The check was delivered Tuesday night to HFS.
Last year, the festival donated $11,500 to HFS.
Andy Lucking, one of the festival organizers, said gross receipts were up considerably this year, but so were expenses. This year's festival had some big-time performers like Martin Zellar.
"The gross amount grew, but we had some additional expenses this year," Lucking said. "This year was as much about friend-raising as it was about fund-raising. We had to get people to know about the festival for the years to come.
"I take this year as a growing year. We got some bigger bands, so we had a few more expenses."
Lucking said that there are T-shirts from the festival for sale at HFS in downtown Hastings. T-shirts are $5, with all proceeds benefiting HFS.