ASHLAND — Rock the Park will return to the L.W. Packard Field in on Saturday, July 27 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. according to organizers Jeﬀ MacDonald and Keith Katsikas.
"This is our second year in Ashland," say's founder and Ashland resident, Jeﬀ MacDonald. "This year we'll be introducing a new outreach, focused on community building, giving back in ways we haven't seen before."
Rock the Park will be the launching pad for this new outreach and with over 30 of New England's top Christian bands and speakers on two stages, along with amusement rides, carnival games, fair foods, vendors, child activities, a giant prayer wall, and some brand new sponsors, like: The ROCK! New Hampshire Christian Radio, The Common Man, Parable Christian Bookstores, and Miller Amusements.
Rock The Park is a family event and to encourage everyone to bring their children, admission is free for children 15 and under (with paying adult, admission for adults is $35) and includes access to see the bands and speakers, the playground, the vendor area, arts and crafts, clowns, and more. (does not include rides, games, or food.)
There will be a "Delete Blood Cancer" drive. St. Baldrick's will be shaving heads for a Laconia family, and Austin's Angel's will be selling balloons for $1 to raise funds for Austin's medical bills. "At the height of the event," MacDonald says, "we'll let the balloons go, floating to heaven with prayers for Austin and others fighting cancer."