Cerulean—HR Ministries, a Princeton-based ministry that partners with local churches and the community, will present Sol-Quest on Aug. 19-21. During the three-day festival that is open to the public, there will be food, vendor booths, live music, a 5K run and guest speakers every night.
“You name it, we are doing it,” said Harrell Riley, the event coordinator for HR Ministries. We have a variety of people giving presentations and shows, from the Heaven Bound Clowns to a speaker from Ravi Zacharias International Ministries, said Riley. Among those performing on Saturday and Sunday night are Jason Crabb, Finding Favor, Rapture Ruckus, and Steven Malcolm.
SolQuest has more than 300 volunteers from Baptist churches around Princeton, Madisonville and Hopkinsville. The 17-acre farm on Hwy. 91 between Princeton and Hopkinsville where the Sol-Quest festival will be held is only two miles away from the focal point of totality for the eclipse, which is anticipating approximately 160 seconds of daytime darkness.
The festival’s name is centered around the two main reasons for this event: the eclipse and reaching people with the gospel. First, the festival is named SolQuest because event organizers want people to be led to the light of Christ, said Riley.
“This is a once in a lifetime event that only God can do and if you miss it, you miss it,” Riley said. “In that sense, it’s just like salvation, and we want that message to get ahold of them.”
Second, the 2017 eclipse on Aug. 21 is the first eclipse to happen over the United States since the 1970s, and the first coast-to-coast eclipse in a century, he noted, adding that the unprecedented event is expected to draw people from 19 countries and 35 states.
“We want reach the world that will be brought to us through a life changing event that only God can do,” said Riley. (WR)