Anna Duggar and Husband Cancel Appearance as Josh Duggar's Sisters Jill and Jessa Duggar Head to ALIVE Christian Music Festival

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Anna Duggar and her husband Josh aren't showing their faces much these days in light of his sexual molestation scandal running rampant in the media. In fact, Josh and Anna recently canceled a speaking engagement at the ALIVE Christian Music Festival in Ohio, scheduled for this weekend.

Even though Josh and Anna Duggar backed out of the event, that didn't prevent 19 Kids and Counting siblings Jill Duggar Dillard and Jessa Duggar Seewald from both attending and speaking. The sisters, accompanied by husbands Derick Dillard and Ben Seewald--along with Jill Duggar's baby Israel--headed for Ohio on Friday.

Jessa Duggar Seewald chronicled the first part of their journey via Instagram.

"Headed to the ALIVE Christian music festival with @ben_seewald, @jillmdillard @derickdillard & #IsraelDavidDillard! Awesome travel buddies!" she traveled her first post.

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Earlier on Saturday, Jessa shared a photo of Jill Duggar Dillard's baby boy, all dressed up for the event.

"#IsraelDavidDillard This kid is the cutest! Headed to the ALIVE festival this afternoon!" she captioned the adorable shot.

A photo posted by Jessa Seewald (@jessaseewald) on

Jessa shared a selfie of herself with hubby Ben Seewald. They are expecting their first child on their wedding anniversary--November 1st.

"Yay! Headed to the ALIVE festival with @jillmdillard & @derickdillard!" she captioned the photo.

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While it's sad that Anna Duggar couldn't appear at the event because of her husband's past actions, it's likely for the best. It's uncertain what kind of reception the two would have gotten upon showing up at the festival.

Anna Duggar is expecting the couple's fourth baby next month. Hopefully the stress of what she has endured in the past month hasn't been a great burden on her pregnancy.

It will be interesting to learn if Jessa Duggar Seewald or Jill Duggar Dillard hear any derogatory remarks about Josh Duggar at the event. Do you suppose anyone will ask them why Josh and Anna Duggar canceled their appearance--or is it simply a given that practically everyone knows?

Kimberly Ripley
Kimberly Ripley is a freelance writer and published author from Portsmouth, New Hampshire. A wife, mom of five and 'Nana' to Lilly and Aiden, she loves cooking for her big family and watching HGTV in her spare time. Kim is guilty of starting way more home design projects than she can finish. Visit her at Twitter and Facebook.