Crockettsville cancelled for 2015

Performers and organizers lined the stage at the 2014 Crockettsville Charity Concert and Trail Ride last year. Organizers said there will not be a Crockettsville event this year, but are hopeful for 2016.

BOONEVILLE—After seven years of celebrating the region with music and trail rides, all for the benefit of local children, the Crockettsville Charity Concert and Trail Ride is taking a year off.

According to event organizers, the 8th Annual Crockettsville Charity Concert and Trail Ride, set for later this year, has been cancelled.

In a statement on the band’s Facebook page, event sponsors Halfway to Hazard talked about the decision to cancel.

“Halfway to Hazard and our amazing C’ville event committee have been working hard to make C’ville 8 happen right up until our logistical deadline … We can assure you that no one is more upset than us,” the statement reads. “The Crockettsville Charity Concert and Trailride will always be a way for us, and its dedicated committee, numerous volunteers and loyal sponsors to show our passion for the Eastern Kentucky community.”

In the last seven years, the charity event, which is held on the Abner Farm in Breathitt County, has been able to raise more than $1 million, much of which has been donated to the Buckhorn Children’s Foundation.

Janet Prater Smith, chairman of the event’s board, explained why, in part, the event was cancelled for this year.

“We really wanted to have Crockettsville 8, but due to issues with the property beyond our control, we will be unable to host Crockettsville 8,” she said.

Smith added that the committee and Halfway to Hazard are now planning for the event in 2016.

Amelia Holliday can be reached at 606-436-5771, or on Twitter @HazardHerald.

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