Risefest 2014 Was One That Will Always Be Remembered

Sheldon, Iowa — Saturday’s Risefest Christian music festival in Sheldon is one that will long be remembered by all those who attended.

From the torrential rains overnight Friday and into the morning Saturday that forced the festival’s migration indoors to the LLRC at Northwest Iowa Community College, to the tornado warnings that forced all the festival’s attendees into storm shelters at the college, to the message through music that was shared during the event, Risefest 2014 was one for the record books.

RisefestRise Ministries Founder and President Rob Rozeboom was on the KIWA Morning Show Monday, and described the volunteer effort in getting the festival packed up and moved as “amazing.”

Rozeboom says he was overwhelmed by the volunteer support on Saturday.

Rozeboom says he’s very proud of everybody involved in the festival because they just didn’t quit in making the show go on.

Since space in the LLRC was limited to the first 1300 people, a 500-seat overflow was set up in NCC’s auditorium, where ticket holders could view a live video stream of the show.  The event was also viewed in numerous homes via that same internet video stream.

When he spoke from the Risefest stage Saturday night, Rozeboom told the crowd that, even though things hadn’t gone as planned, he was certain nobody would ever forget Risefest 2014.

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