I would like to publicly thank the Effingham Herald and a number of others who helped to make the recent 27th bluegrass and gospel music festival at Mossy Oak Music Park in Guyton the largest ever. More than 3,000 visitors and nearly 500 campers from 32 states and Canada visited Guyton and our county over the five days.
We were especially pleased to have the continued support of our County Commissioners, Mayor Michael Garvin and the Guyton City Council, Rick Lott and the Chamber of Commerce, so many businesses in our county, and many others.
The theme of the 27th festival was Breast Cancer Awareness and it was our pleasure to host Marsha Sherrod and the American Cancer Society Team of Effingham County. We were also happy to provide support for the efforts of United Way Chair Julie Hales and Paul Mongin, Jimmy Rutland and George Groce of Effingham Habitat For Humanity, as well as again hosting Bernie Martin and the Effingham Chapter of the American Red Cross.
A special thank you to Countryside Baptist Church Youth Pastor Patrick O’Tuel and to all who attended, assisted us, and enjoyed the October festival.
We look forward to hosting another successful Daughters of Bluegrass festival next April 13-17.
Allen T. Lanier and Family
Mossy Oak Music Park