GSBHT Manager Jennifer Baggarly said the rain started coming down June 7 just as the crowd started coming in. The Daylily Dash had a couple of surprises of its own, as is told in a separate story in this week’s edition (Sports, B1), but it was completed before the raindrops started falling in earnest.
Baggarly said Saturday’s weather was wonderful with cloudy skies allowing a pleasant breeze to keep the temperatures comfortable for most of the day. She said preliminary numbers are very good with a substantial increase in the gate receipts. It is estimated that at least 3,000 attended the two-day event.
The manager’s first thought was to thank all the sponsors and volunteers who helped make the Daylily Festival successful. The work is divided among GSBHT board members and committees and the result is a festival enjoyed by people throughout Middle Georgia.
The event offered plenty of food, arts and crafts booths, vendors, children’s activities, a horseshoe tournament, and a new event, a corn hole tournament.
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