HEARNE, Tex. (KBTX) - The city of Hearne held its very first Crossroads Hometown Festival Saturday. The people of Hearne were treated to live music, local cuisine, and a bunch of different vendors from Hearne and across Robertson County.
"There are a lot of vendors here," says Andy Berlan President of Hearne Crossroads Hometown Festival. "We are promoting local businesses and local employers. Just a matter of getting the word out and saying this is your town, take advantage of all of the services available to you."
The idea for the festival came out of a Texas Real Leadership. Students chose the Crossroads Festival as a course project, and now it has taken a life of its own. Berlan says the festival took nearly a year to plan for.
Groups throughout the county pitched a helping hand to make sure the festival was success, including Hearne high school students who worked as volunteers. Berlan says the event is an amazing way to promote camaraderie in Hearne.
"I am floored by the turnout that we have had," says Berlan. "I think in the coming years it is going to get bigger it is going to get better. So we are really ecstatic about the number of people that have shown up."