Free Guitar Given Away at 80/35 Music Festival

Walnut Creek gave away an electric guitar at the 80/35 music festival this past weekend.  Photo by Jill Dykstra

80/35, the annual Des Moines music festival, took over Western Gateway Park this past weekend, bringing over 30,000 music fans into the city.

Since the festival's first year in 2008, Walnut Creek Church has partnered with 80/35 to handle all of the event's recycling and trash clean up needs. About 100 Walnut Creek members volunteered for this year's event, July 4-5.

Walnut Creek also hosted a booth at the festival featuring an opportunity for one lucky winner to receive a free electric guitar. Within the two-day festival, 943 people entered to win, giving volunteers opportunities to engage in conversation and sow seeds for the Gospel.

"It was so good to serve the city in ways that make sense to different people, and it was a good chance to get to know some new friends in our church," said Katelyn Kiehl of Walnut Creek Downtown.

By Jackie Wallentin
Walnut Creek Windsor Heights