The Johnny Cash Music Festival, held last Thursday in Jonesboro, was a big success both musically and financially! The primary focus now is to get Johnny Cash’s boyhood home restored to Depression era standards. The house needs some structural repair, and any missing parts will be supplied from a donated colony house. Johnny’s sister Joanne, who was born in the house, has volunteered to help with household acquisitions.
Dr. Ruth Hawkins, Director of the Heritage Studies Program at ASU — the department which now owns the home — said she thinks the initial phases of the Cash house restoration and repairs to the town’s Administration building should open the buildings to the public in the summer of 2013.
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