The beginnings of the HCA were very challenging
The Heritage Conservancy Alliance Festival (Now operating as Appalachian Celtic Connection, Inc.) had its beginnings in 2001 under the auspices of the Tunnel Hill Historical Foundation, and was sponsored by the THHS for the first three years.
In 2004, a small group of dedicated individuals formed our now non-profit organization. We have accepted the challenge of preserving and continuing the original intent of the festival, We truly believe that the preservation and celebration of your heritage is worthwhile not only for yourself but for the generations to come.
We invite all interested individuals and corporations to participate in our festival either
by becoming a Friend of the Festival, a sponsor and/or a volunteer to help
preserve your rich and colorful heritage.
Michael Whitfield - President/Genealogy
Bill Hayes - Vice President/Clan Contact
Richard L. Ball - Treasurer/Entertainment Coordinator
Christina K. Ball - Secretary/Vendor Coordinator
Other Board Members :
Eric Herring - Festival Coordinator; Bill & Jean Hayes - Children's Games;
Shannon Herring - Hospitality; Marsha Caylor - Caterer;
Johnny Sparks - Sponsor Coordinator; Keri Robinson & Scott Hamilton - Equipment Coordination;
George Hall - Bagpipe facilitator; Rhonda Swaney - Volunteer Coordinator. ;