UPDATE: ASU Feb. 15 announced that now all events — including the launch of the restoration of Johnny’s boyhood home in Dyess — for the Johnny Cash birthday tribute would take place starting at 2 p.m. at the Dyess Community Center. (The earlier story follows; other details remain the same.)
Dyess, Ark. — Arkansas State University announces the Cash family celebration of Johnny Cash’s 80th birthday and the Restoration Launch of his boyhood home, the residence of Ray and Carrie Cash from 1935 to 1956, both to be take place Sunday, Feb. 26, in Dyess, Ark.
Both events are free, and the public is welcome to attend.
The Restoration Launch will be 2 p.m. at the Johnny Cash Boyhood Home, 4791 W. County Road 924, Dyess. Shuttle buses will be offered from the Dyess Community Center parking lot, State Hwy. 297 at E. 4th St. In case of inclement weather, the Restoration Launch will take place at the community center.
The Johnny Cash Family Birthday Tribute will begin 3 p.m. at the Dyess Community Center, Hwy. 297 at E. 4th St. Cash family members will sing and offer personal tributes and reminiscences. Light refreshments will follow.
For more information, call the Arkansas Heritage Sites Office at Arkansas State University, Jonesboro, 870-972-2803. Or you can E-mail Paula Miles at firstname.lastname@example.org or Ruth Hawkins at email@example.com