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reviving community festival
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Will Clinch County revive its community festival?
It's been two years since the last Timberland Jubilee, and a group met Monday to discuss the possibility of reviving the Jubilee, or a community festival with a different name.
The Jubilee was first held in the fall, then moved to the spring. At Monday's meeting, held at the Station #11 Depot, the group discussed gauging public interest in having a community festival this year, possibly in the fall.
"We're going to see if we drum up enough support to have it this year," said Emily Kennedy. "If there isn't enough interest to revive it this year, then we'll focus on next year."
A tentative date of Saturday, October 25, was discussed. Locations were also considered, with the "old" location next to the Robbins building and school system office being the favorite. The group also discussed having the Street Dance in front of the courthouse.
Other items discussed at the meeting included: Having a 5K/1-Mile Run Saturday morning; Having a Cookoff with local products; using only local food vendors; focusing on honey, timber and blueberry items and exhibits; and what kind of attractions to have for children.
The group also discussed whether to keep the festival's previous name, Timberland Jubilee, or start up with a new name. News Publisher Len Robbins volunteered to conduct a poll on the newspaper's website in the near future to solicit public opinion on keeping the name or changing to a new one.
The group decided to gauge interest on the topic of reviving the community festival and have another meeting on Tuesday, May 27, at 5:30 p.m. at the Mattox House (Chamber of Commerce office). Anyone wanting to offer input or volunteer for the effort can contact Homerville Main Street Manager Martha Douglas at 912-487-0893, or attend the next meeting on May 27.