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Geranium Festival returns Saturday

 

By Alex Welch 
Assistant Editor

  The 36th Annual Geranium Festival is set for Saturday, May 18, in downtown McDonough. Sponsored by the McDonough Lions Club, the event brings in thousands of visitors from every part of Georgia and other states around the South each year. The turnout for the 2013 edition is expected to range from 25,000 to 30,000 people, exceeding the attendance mark set in the past. Over 300 vendors will be filling up the Square and the surrounding streets. Vendors come from all over outlying states and even extend as far as Texas. Ed Galbreath, Festival Co-Chair,  is excited about this widespread interest again this year. “The response we’ve got is tremendous,” he said. “It’s phenomenal throughout the community.” Food and drinks will be all over the festival, but there’s much more to be excited about for the weekend. “Arts and crafts are the heart of the festival. Everyone is so creative,” said Galbreath, talking about the vast range of work that will be on display. The Geranium Festival will have more eye screenings this year, which are free to everyone in attendance. Parking is also free to all visitors. There will be spaces available at the deck behind the judicial center, and a shuttle will provide transportation for anyone parking at Henry County High School. Activities begin at 9 a.m. and run until 5 p.m. There is no cost for admission.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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