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 Bill Hayes - Vice President
Richard L. Ball - Treasurer Christina K. Ball - Secretary
Eric Herring - Festival Coordinator
Other Board Members :
Johnny Sparks - Sponsorship Marsha Caylor - Caterer
Kerri Robinson & Scott Hamilton - Equipment Rhonda Swaney - Athletics
Bill & Jean Hayes - Children's Games Michael Whitfield - Genealogy
Richard Ball - Entertainment/Website Christina Ball - Vendors/Ceilidh
Kevin Greer - Transportation/Parking Gail Greer - Vendor/Clan Hospitality
Shannon Herring - Hospitality Tent