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Now in it's fifth year, the Men's "Rally In The Valley" takes place Saturday at the Covelli Centre in Youngstown, and will feature a family of speakers from a popular cable TV reality show.

This year's Rally in the Valley event will again feature a line-up of religious speakers and entertainment. Last year, close to 4,000 attended the rally, and the organizers are anticipating between 5 and 6,000 this year.

Why? Because four members from A & E's Duck Dynasty are featured speakers. Phil Robertson and his son Alan, along with both of their wives, are expected to speak to the crowd.

Bing Newton, one of the event's original founders, actually traveled to West Monroe, Louisiana last year to personally ask the Robertson's to speak at the rally. He said the story of Phil Robertson finding Christianity can send a positive message to the men of the Valley.

"When a man changes his life, it impacts a lot of people and especially families. They are going to give men a chance to make a change, come closer to their lord," said Bing Newton, Men's Rally in the Valley.

Newton added that's the whole point of the rally, "If there's one thing that's missing in our country and our Valley, it's the absence of men in the home. Start being a leader, not only in their home, but in their church and in their community."

The Rally in the Valley will start at 9:00 am with Hall of Fame linebacker Mike Singletary, then later in the afternoon at 3:00 pm, the Robertsons are expected to take the stage.

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