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McCarver to headline Van Buren County Mountain Homecoming
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Christian music performer Cody McCarver will be headlining this years Van Buren County Mountain Homecoming. The day-long event, full of multiple musical artists and various vendors, is scheduled for July 9 from 9 a.m. to midnight.

The 26th annual Van Buren County Mountain Homecoming is gearing up for another day of fun, music, food and surprises for July 9 from 9 a.m. to midnight.
“We hope everyone joins us and enjoys this year’s event,” said Lesa Bouldin, event organizer. “Bring a lawn chair and spend the day. It’s going to be another great event. We’re currently accepting vendors of all kinds and performers.”
Appearing in this year’s musical lineup is Cody McCarver, Carrie Hassler, The Agees, Chosen Generation, The Street Dance Band, On the Rock, and Earle Swindell, among others. The event is held on the courthouse lawn in Spencer.
McCarver is a Christian music artist widely known for his career in country music and as an actor. He began his country music journey playing bass for Lynn Anderson. He spent a decade with the multi-platinum band Confederate Railroad.
Today, McCarver is performing Christian music after reestablishing his faith in Christ.
“I will never let another person interfere with my personal relationship with Jesus,” said McCarver. “A life without Jesus is not a life.”
McCarver was also given the opportunity to act in several Western films through Lionsgate Films. He has also acted in and wrote the soundtracks for other films as well.
Among the venders will be craft exhibits and food. Anyone interested in a space may contact a Van Buren County Homecoming Committee member. Craft and exhibit booths cost $25. Food booths cost $35. Tables, coverings, extension cords, and display racks will not be provided. Electrical hookups will be supplied to booths on a first-come, first-serve basis if requested in advance.
A selection committee will review each registration form to ensure all vendors and exhibitors are appropriate and meet the criteria of the festival. Vendors and exhibitors will be notified if there should be a conflict. Exhibitors including political and civic will not be allowed to give away food and drinks during the time the food booths are open.
For additional information, call Lesa Bouldin at 235-7524, Joan Moffitt at 273-5756, or Penny Johnson at 607-3334.