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The Utopia Band will headline the inaugural Franklin County Music Festival. Pictured, from left, are Will Butler III, Craig Bailey, Brian Justice, J.T. Northcutt, Brent "Doc" Woodard, Evan Acklin and John Steverson.

The Sharing Grace Community Development Center is kicking off its inaugural Franklin County Music Festival Saturday to bring awareness to those in need.

The organization works in partnership with Second Harvest Food Bank and also works closely with the Department of Human Services to provide assistance to anyone in transition to locate housing and jobs as well as providing food.

The program is targeted at helping the elderly, families and those just getting out of jail as well as anyone else in need.

Franklin County residents and others can look forward to the music festival at Old Cowan Road Park on Old Cowan Road in Winchester. The event will play host to a multitude of activities from a kids zone to live musical entertainment.

Other activities include one-dollar bingo and a cornhole tournament.

The day’s activities begin with signing up for the cornhole tournament at 11 a.m. with competition to begin at noon.

Those interested in the tournament can pay a one-time fee of $25 to enter in both the singles and doubles divisions.

Cash prizes are included for the first-, second- and third-place finishers of both tournaments.

Music headliners include Sound Dawgs, which takes the stage at noon, followed by Soulfish Band at 2 p.m., Ms. Fee Fee at 4 p.m., The Hamilton Brothers at 6 p.m. and The Utopia Band at 8 p.m.

Tessa Hill, the driving force behind the festival, said that although the activities share a recreational and entertainment focus, the keynote goal of the festival is to raise awareness to help those in need.