Slap in the face to Southern Heritage

Tuesday, March 22, 2005

Swampfest organizers have banned Confederate memorabilia from being sold at any vendor sites during the April 1 & 2 festivities.

In an effort to finally get a successful community festival off the ground in Waycross and Ware County, organizers, with the help of local corporate sponsorship, are combining several programs and activities of the past under one two-day umbrella called "Swampfest" and apparently think banning the sale of Confederate memorabilia will endear themselves to the population in Southeast Georgia.

Little has been said about the ban, but it clearly appears in the small print of the Swampfest vendor application.

"We respectfully ask that no weapons and/or confederate memorabilia be on display or for sale on your site. Exhibitor agrees to sell ONLY the items approved by SwampFest, Inc. and to abide by all the rules and regulations of the SwampFest. The SwampFest will assume no responsibility for lost or stolen items."

Organizers are soliciting volunteer help from local civic clubs to help with the event.

The clear slap in the face to Southern Heritage supporters, however, may hinder those efforts and diminish attendance and participation.

P.O. Box 2046
Waycross, GA 31502

posted by SHNV | Tuesday, March 22, 2005

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