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Hantsport Music Festival gives back to community in a big way


Five years, more than $132,000 raised

HANTSPORT, N.S. — The fifth annual Hantsport Music Festival was a smashing success.

With the support of the community and dozens of sponsors, this year’s festival made a total of $32,778.96.

Event organizer Kevin Guptell was excited to be able to give it all back to the community on Aug. 25. For him, giving back is what it’s all about.

After thanking the festival’s many sponsors, members of the Hantsport Music Festival’s board of directors handed out six cheques totalling $31,578.96. The groups that received the cheques are the Hantsport Historical Society, the Hantsport Home and School Association, the Hantsport Shamrocks, the Hantsport Minor Ball Association, the Hantsport Memorial Community Centre, and the Hantsport and Area Foodbank. A donation of $1,200 was also made to the 106 Air Cadets for their support and the role they played in the festival.

The five-year grand total raised and donated from the festivals is $132,658.96.

With this year being the festival’s most successful to date, the planning of next year’s festival is well underway. Six out of seven bands have already been booked for the 2019 festival, and organizers are starting to make plans for 2020.

President for the Hantsport Historical Society, Judson Porter, received a cheque from the Hantsport Music Festival. - Aimee Alden
President for the Hantsport Historical Society, Judson Porter, received a cheque from the Hantsport Music Festival. - Aimee Alden

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