Georgia - Folkston Residents Outraged...

Georgia - Folkston Residents Outraged over Easter Festival Canc...

There are 5 comments on the First Coast News Jacksonville story from Apr 6, 2007, titled Georgia - Folkston Residents Outraged over Easter Festival Canc.... In it, First Coast News Jacksonville reports that:

By Victor Blackwell First Coast News FOLKSTON, GA -- Charlton County Commissioners believe the annual Easter festival in Folkston got out of control in recent years, so they cancelled it.

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anonymous

Phillips, ME

#1 Apr 6, 2007
If you can get extra manpower to keep people away why not use the same manpower to control the peace?
Mary Rulerson

United States

#2 Apr 10, 2007
I think the Police done a very good job with the Park closing.
I think if they wanted to have the park open then they would act with Good God giving sence to keep the drugs and alcohol and guns away, do they want there own kids getting killed in some sencless act as to have a good time. No, not everyone drinks and uses drugs but for the ones that do should stay at home and no bother the others that want to havea save time.
Here in Orlando

Los Angeles, CA

#3 Aug 26, 2008
I've attended this festival since I was a kid. Yes as the times change, different crowds emerge (from Miami and other cities). What disappoints me is that the city "backed away". Instead of welcoming the income and beefing up the police force, they decided to just cancel anything that Folkston ever had going on! I guess there are people in Folkston that want it to remain a "5 traffic-light town", but it will hurt you in the end (especially if you're located between the Fla-Ga state line). Come up with better solutions than just canceling something that meant a lot to people in different ways.
Jeff

Clifton, TN

#4 Mar 1, 2009
I agree
cchs graduate

Statesboro, GA

#5 Apr 7, 2009
what part of thousands of people coming in to your neiborhood with the sole purpose of drinking and selling drugs on easter weekend! would you want to welcome??? over the past few years it has become untolerable and i think shutting it down was the best thing to do, over the past few years people have been shot, police cars have been flipped, drugs have been brought in at high rates to this small town. when the guy was shot it took the abulance, sirens and all, 20 mins to get thru the crowds just to get to the person...

and all of this on Easter weekend... i mean come on this is a family time...

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