Hills Alive continues to bring in large crowds despite hot temperatures

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RAPID CITY, S.D. -

The 15th annual free family event, which is the largest within the region during the summer, Hills Alive, welcomed thousands of people throughout the weekend at Memorial Park, despite the hot temperatures.

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The Christian music festival offered over 20 different bands, merchandise vendors, food, prayer and a kids zone, continuing the tradition of fun for the whole family. Thanks to investors, corporate sponsors, and generous donors, this over $400,000 event can continue to be free to the public.

"We all trust and believe that there is going to be an impact in people’s lives here and when they are giving of their finances they're not paying for entertainment, they're paying to hear the gospel go forth through music and the things that we talk about from the stage, and they are giving of their finances because they want people’s lives to be impacted and changed so that when they leave here they can take something with them that maybe will make a difference in their journey in life and make it just that much better,” said the Hills Alive Producer, Tom Schoenstedt.

Hills Alive was a two day event beginning July 15, and continuing to July 16.

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