Jenny Wiley Festival booth raises money for local battling cancer

FLOYD COUNTY, Ky. (WYMT) - The annual Jenny Wiley Festival kicked off Wednesday in Downtown Prestonsburg.

From food booths to crafts, you can find a little bit of everything.

One booth is selling home-made food in honor of one of their own.

Nathan Armstrong is 24-years-old.

Earlier this year, the Prestonsburg native thought he had the flu when he passed out.

However, after a hospital visit, doctors diagnosed him with a rare form of cancer called T-Cell Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia.

The only place he can get treatment is in Houston Texas at M.D. Anderson Cancer Center.

His mother Rosemary Armstrong told WYMT she could not thank the community enough for the outpouring of support.

"We've had volunteers. We've had several fundraisers going on. People in the beginning when he was first diagnosed bringing dinner to us and just taking care of so many things for us. It has been amazing," Armstrong explained.

They are selling food, drinks and even have a dunk tank.

Every three weeks, Nathan is required to go to Texas for one week of inpatient and intense chemotherapy which runs 24 hours each day.

All the money donated and taken at their booth goes to his medical expenses.

If you can not make it out to the festival, but would still like to donate, you can contact the Irene Cole Memorial First Baptist Church in Prestonsburg at 606-886-8681.

The festival wraps up at 6 p.m. each night.