RiseFest to relocate to Sheldon for 2012

Friday, January 20, 2012

RISE Ministries will host RiseFest, an outdoor Christian music festival, on Saturday, June 16, in Sheldon. The family-friendly festival, which will feature well-known Christian bands and speakers, will take place in a new location at the Sheldon Crossing on the bypass of Highways 60 and 18.

"After being invited to host the festival in Sheldon and after many meetings and months of prayer we have looked at the future of RiseFest," RISE Ministries Founder and President Rob Roozeboom said. "Although we are very grateful to the city of Orange City and Northwestern College, the RISE team and board is excited about the move to Sheldon because it allows for the opportunity to potentially turn RiseFest into a two-day event. It is also where our RISE offices are, so logistically, it makes sense."

The festival includes top Christian bands, seminars, and speakers. Children can play games and make crafts in the RiseFest Kid's Zone. The day also kicks off with the Rise Run 5k/10k run/walk. Band lineups and new location maps will be available at www.riseministries.com/risefest.

The festival is the seventh such event that RISE has hosted. The previous six have all been held in Orange City. The change of location for this year's festival has added excitement and created new opportunities for people to become involved. RISE, along with its sponsors, seek to make the atmosphere of the event fun for all ages.

"We have seen passionate support from the city of Sheldon surrounding the festival. Although the setting will be different this year, the mission, music, and feel of RiseFest will not change," Roozeboom said. "RiseFest is more than music, it's a mission."

Ticket information about RiseFest will be available soon.

For more information about RISE Ministries, visit www.riseministries.com.

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