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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.

Chad Richardson

Chad Richardson is the news director for RiverTown Multimedia. He was the publisher of four RiverTown publications until 2016, when he was named news director. He was previously general manager of the Farmington Independent and Rosemount Town Pages from 2000 to 2007. He worked at the Hastings Star Gazette from 1996 to 2000 as a photographer and reporter. He also worked as a photographer and writer at the Pope County Tribune in Glenwood.

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