Diamond Rio's Dana Williams, will be the honorary chair for the 11th annual Holidayfest of Sumner County, which will bring together over 22 events - all benefiting local charities.
Oktoberfest will benefit Mary's Magical Place, and a new event this year, House on Haunted Hill Costume Party will benefit the Salvus Center. The Garlands & Glitter Fashion Show benefits Sumner Teen Center and the Appalachian Dinner will benefit Historic Rock Castle.
The Annual Santa Breakfast will benefit Bows and Ballcaps again this year and the Annual St. Nicholas Ball will again benefit Make-A-Wish of Middle Tennessee. These are only a few of the charities benefitting this year from the many events. A complete list can be found at Holidayfestthn.org
Williams was born in Dayton Ohio but grew up in Hendersonville. His first performance was in church as the age of seven and as a youngster he was influenced by various styles of music including, bluegrass, country, rock and jazz, but came back to where his heart was and is today, country music.
Williams still lives in Hendersonville with his wife Deanna and the two of them own a boutique in town called The Trendy Trunk. Their son Jacob is a junior at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville.
President of HolidayFest Larry Phillips said, "Having such a legend as our honorary chair and having him serve as our Grand Marshall for the annual Christmas parade is very exciting. We hope to raise the most money ever with the many events."