West Texans come out to Music Fest ’07 Cancer Benefit

By Wyatt Goolsby
NewsWest 9

Some folks in Midland County had a great time Saturday evening. That's because of the Music Fest '07 Cancer Benefit at the Hog Pit. And NewsWest 9 was happy to be a sponsor of Saturday's festivities as West Texans came out to hear the music.

"Any cause we should do whatever we can to help people that are sick, and I think it's a good cause," said Glen Aaron, A.K.A "Big Boss Hog.

That's what folks at the Hog Pit in Midland County are saying about tonight's benefit. The concert, which started around 6, is all about raising money for a good cause. All proceeds from the show and silent auction go to the American Cancer Society in the name of Dottie Hill, who passed away from Cancer in 1998.

"I've been thinking about it because I've always wanted to do something for Dottie Hill and her kids just because I just felt like I never could do enough for them after she passed away," explained Brice Pool, who actively helped in preparations for the event. 

"And I called up Cody and Jeana Davidson and we just threw it all together and we just started out doing all the shows, it's just turned into third year and every year it just keeps getting bigger and bigger."

Bigger and bigger is right. Each year those in charge of the music fest say they want it to keep growing and for more and more people to come out. And this year, they said they've had some success.

"We had some generous sponsors that came in and helped us bring some bands from Austin in and so we're thinking it's going to be a really great show," said Jeana Davidson, one of the organizers for the Music Fest.

All of those involved with the event said they are happy about the growing numbers and that are glad to be working to help those with cancer.