Grits Festival rained out, rescheduled for June
CHILDERSBURG — Saturday’s rain dampened the Grits Festival festivities at Kymulga Grist Mill but not the spirits of the Childersburg Historic Preservation Commission.

CHPC Chief Financial Office Gene Piatkowski said the decision to postpone the festival came when it continued to rain throughout the early morning hours. CHPC President Diane Newman said the festival will be rescheduled for June.

Regardless, enough people showed up after the rain let up around noon that the day was not a total loss Childersburg Mayor B.J. Meeks said.

Meeks said they sold all the boiled peanuts and most of the barbecue and said they didn’t just break even but may have made some money.

A couple from Birmingham, said they came regardless of the weather. They walked around the park and left with two bags of ground grits and said they would return in June.

The Grits Festival is a major fundraiser for the CHPC with the proceeds going to the renovations and creation of added attractions at the Kymulga Grist Mill and Covered Bridge Park. Two major projects include securing the grist mill foundation and its renovation and developing nature trails and camping facilities.

The date for rescheduling in June is to be announced.

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