Duck Dynasty stars to speak in Youngstown - 21 News Now, More Local News for Youngstown, Ohio -

Duck Dynasty stars to speak in Youngstown

Posted: Updated:
YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -

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.

  • More From wfmj.comMore>>

  • Lightning kills boy swimming in Pennsylvania creek

    Lightning kills boy swimming in Pennsylvania creek

    Monday, September 1 2014 3:09 PM EDT2014-09-01 19:09:34 GMT
    Authorities say a lightning strike has killed a boy who was swimming in a central Pennsylvania creek.More >>
    Authorities say a lightning strike has killed a boy who was swimming in a central Pennsylvania creek.More >>
  • Ohio police: Wedding guest tries to steal gifts

    Ohio police: Wedding guest tries to steal gifts

    DAYTON, Ohio (AP) - Police in Dayton say a wedding guest tried to make off with checks and cash for the newlyweds. Officers were called to the wedding reception late Saturday night after workers noticed that a safe had been emptied out. Police say about $6,800 was found in unopened wedding cards inside a tuxedo garment bag belonging to one of the guests. A police report says surveillance video showed a man entering the office and later walking out with the garment bag. The man told police he...More >>
    DAYTON, Ohio (AP) - Police in Dayton say a wedding guest tried to make off with checks and cash for the newlyweds. Officers were called to the wedding reception late Saturday night after workers noticed that a safe had been emptied out. Police say about $6,800 was found in unopened wedding cards inside a tuxedo garment bag belonging to one of the guests. A police report says surveillance video showed a man entering the office and later walking out with the garment bag. The man told police he...More >>
  • Flying club remembers 4 killed in Ohio plane crash

    Flying club remembers 4 killed in Ohio plane crash

    CLEVELAND (AP) - Members of a flying club held a candlelight vigil to remember four Ohio college students killed a week ago when a small plane crashed just after taking off near Cleveland. Friends and family members were among the 80 people who gathered Sunday night near the crash site in Willoughby Hills. Federal officials say the pilot of the plane reported he was having trouble climbing just after takeoff and was trying to return to the airport. All four people aboard the plane were stude...More >>
    CLEVELAND (AP) - Members of a flying club held a candlelight vigil to remember four Ohio college students killed a week ago when a small plane crashed just after taking off near Cleveland. Friends and family members were among the 80 people who gathered Sunday night near the crash site in Willoughby Hills. Federal officials say the pilot of the plane reported he was having trouble climbing just after takeoff and was trying to return to the airport. All four people aboard the plane were stude...More >>
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Worldnow and WFMJ. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms