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Thousands Expected to RUSH FHU Sept. 27-29

Henderson, Tennessee - Sep 17, 2019

Approximately 2,000 middle and high school students are expected to converge on the campus of Freed-Hardeman University Sept. 27-29, 2019, for RUSH, an acronym for Reaching Unlimited Spiritual Heights. Students will attend classes and lectures designed to enhance spiritual growth and enjoy fellowship opportunities, all in an effort to help them draw closer to God and to one another.

The event coincides with Henderson’s annual Barbecue Festival which gives attendees the bonus of enjoying Chester County’s finest food as well as festival activities.

Keynote speakers include T.J. Kirk, principal of Chester County Middle School; Brad Montague, creator of Kid President and partner in The Montague Workshop; and Dan Winkler, well-known minister among churches of Christ. FHU faculty and staff will teach the classes.

Entertainment will be provided by Delta Rae, an alt-pop group which presents country-rock, soul and Americana for a sound that “falls somewhere between Nickel Creek and Adele” according to their website. The group will perform Friday evening at 9:00pm in downtown Henderson. In addition, hypnotist Jim Wand, a perennial favorite, will appear Saturday evening at 9:45pm in FHU’s Loyd Auditorium.

Those who plan to attend may register individually or as a group at The fee of $35 includes two meals on Saturday, a T-shirt, registration packet, admission to all events including the entertainment. For those who prefer to provide their own meals, the fee is $25. A complete schedule of events is available at