Mississippi John Hurt Documentary Film Fundraiser

July 2022 marks the Silver Anniversary of the Mississippi John Hurt Foundation! So much has been done during the past 25 years. The relocation and restoration of John Hurt's home to Foundation property in Avalon was no easy task. Gathering artifacts to turn that structure into a charming museum (an ongoing process!) helped set the scene for the first Homecoming festival in 2003 - a much anticipated annual event for John Hurt fans worldwide. Fast forward to 2018 when the historic St. James Church, John Hurt's place of worship and his schoolhouse, was relocated and rededicated near the Mississippi John Hurt Museum!

These milestones are just a few of the achievements attributed to this humble 501(c)(3) non-profit organization over the years, its twists and turns matching those of the old wagon road leading to the quaint Avalon property. Friends and fans have been a huge part of the Foundation's success, and I thank you for all you have done. On this, our 25th Anniversary, I am reaching out to ask for your help with our latest endeavor - a collaboration with the talented Draft film crew to produce Hurt - A Mississippi Inspiration, a documentary film about the life and times of Mississippi John Hurt. This film is unique in that it will tell the legendary musician's story from his family's perspective and include truths that have never been released! Unfortunately, travel and other expenses related to the film production are mounting, and the Foundation now seeks to raise funds to help defray these and other operating expenses. That's where you come in...

Please help this documentary become a reality and donate if you can. All contributions are greatly appreciated, and no amount is too small. You can still help by sharing this fundraiser and spreading the word if you cannot contribute. I appreciate your consideration!
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Mary Hurt
Hoffman Estates, IL
Mississippi John Hurt Foundation Music Inc.
Registered nonprofit
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