Heacook Fest postponed due to weather

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DELMAR, Md. – A much-anticipated event at Kylan Barn has been postponed. Heacook Fest was set to take place on Sunday, and has been put off to a later date, yet to be determined. Expected bad weather this weekend is to blame.

“The storm that’s coming through pushed up a couple of hours,” said Kylan Barn owner Kyle Hughes. “So, in the peak of everything, we would be inundated with weather and wind… Just to be safe, we decided it would be better to postpone it.”

Heacook Fest aims to bring the community together, honor the life and legacy of Delmar Police Corporal Keith Heacook, and find a path forward towards healing. The benefit concert was set to feature live performances by Jimmy Charles, LOCASH, and Wyse Guys.

Though postponed, all proceeds are still set to support Operation We Care, Tunnel to Towers, and Behind the Line once the concert is rescheduled.

“Keith gave his life for our community. We have to honor him, whether it’s the weekend that it happened [or not],” said Hughes. “That’s how it’s going to be forever. He was very important, and he died in vain. We’re hoping that keeping his name alive, keeps what we’re working toward alive.”

On April 25th, 2021, Cpl. Heacook was viciously attacked while answering a call for service alone. The attack ultimately led to Cpl. Heacook’s death; rocking the small community, and sharpening its sense of support for each other.

Hughes says they’re looking at possibly rescheduling for late August. But, regardless of the new date, Hughes says Heacook Fest is coming back no matter what.

“This is going to be a part of Delmar for as long as I’m part of the property, as long as Doug [Marshall]’s around. This is something that we’ll always do,” said Hughes.

More on Corporal Keith Heacook and Heacook Fest can be found here.

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