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Thursday, May 5, 2016

New BVU festival makes music for a good cause

Tuesday, March 15, 2005

The 2005 Edge-Fest fund-raising event sponsored by KBVU 97.5 radio will raise money to help pay expenses incurred by Nick Huber, BVU sports information director, in his battle with ALS, and will also benefit the Witter Gallery.

Edge-Fest will be held from 5-11 p.m. Saturday, May 7 in Sunset Park between the Heritage Tree Museum and the bandshell. The event will feature five alternative rock bands. Ultimate Entertainment of Hawarden will provide sound and lighting. There will also be arts and crafts vendors along with food vending provided by sponsors of the event. A rain date of Saturday, May 14 is planned. The event is alcohol-free and no alcohol will be allowed inside the fenced-in area where the event is being held.

Huber traveled to Beijing, China in December to seek medical treatment not available in the United States for his illness, also known as Lou Gehrig's disease. The BVU football team and women's basketball team have contributed to Huber's expenses and faculty donated bonus air miles for his trip to China.

There will be an entrance fee of $3 in addition to sponsorship fees. All proceeds from the event will be used to pay for expenses and all profit will be donated to Huber and the Witter Gallery.