This weekend marks the arrival of the 34th annual Harvest Festival in downtown Donalsonville. For over three decades community leaders and volunteers have been planning, promoting and presenting a festival of fun, food and entertainment for the community and its neighbors. It’s a Cornerstone Event and it is a Donalsonville and Seminole County tradition.
A lot of time and effort by countless volunteers have gone into the planning of this year’s event and each person involved should be congratulated for a job well done. Two people in particular need to be singled out for making this year’s event possible, and as I am sure we will realize Saturday night, very successful. Brenda Broome and her trusty sidekick Lynda Spooner have spent countless hours planning this year’s schedule of events and praying for clear skies and smooth sailing. They deserve a special and personal thank you and pat on the back for a job well done.
This festival and the fact that is has been happening for soon to be thirty four years is a perfect example of having a plan, working the plan and making it happen. It is proof positive that working together as a community for the betterment of the community is a recipe for success.
If we would spend just a little less time shifting the blame for this community’s problems and come together and work together for the common goal of making our great community even better and solving the problems, we could be exactly what we want to be – whatever that is.
With all the dedicated and creative people in this community, the sky is the limit in what we can achieve. All we need is to do it together and make our community and the way of life it provides even better.
I am excited about this year’s festival because this is my community now and this is my Harvest Festival as well. I am looking forward to the funnel cakes and walking the streets and taking pictures of my fellow citizens having a grand old time in Donalsonville.
I have the best job in the world and it is truly a privilege to tell your stories and put your faces on the pages of your community newspaper. It’s going to be a great weekend in Donalsonville. So if you see me, smile, because who knows, you may just find yourself on the front page of next week’s edition.
See you at the festival!
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