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Posted: Friday, August 8, 2014 5:45 am

As Frisbees and footballs were floating through the hot Thursday afternoon and people sat under their tents enjoying the music, Barbara Willis was in and out of Rock the Desert headquarters ensuring that the festival gets off on the right foot.

Willis has been a volunteer at RTD for 13 years, so it is some very familiar territory for her. Yet despite the hot temperatures and massive responsibility, she keeps coming back and volunteering her time to the community at RTS.

“I think what keeps me coming back is the promise of what can happen out here,” said Willis while directing traffic at the headquarters on day one of RTD. “I was a high school teacher and I just thought it was important that kids have modern examples that connect to their faith and that’s what Rock the Desert does.”

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