It’s been a busy week in Grayson City Hall. As preparations for this year’s Grayson Day are in the finishing stages, there’s been an additional curve ball to handle: the number of people wanting to know if the annual festival will go off as scheduled due to the predicted 90% chance of rain. After a brief interview with City officials yesterday, Grayson Local can report:
Despite the gloom and doom forecast from multiple weather sources, Grayson Day will go on this Saturday, April 25th, come rain or shine.
“We’ve got so many commitments in place,” said Mayor Allison Wilkerson, “that we’re going to have the festival regardless of the weather.”
The City will move forward with Grayson Day, though the parade and movie in the park could be subject to cancellation if the weather proves too much. Whatever the weather, the park will be set up for all registered vendors and open to the public during the scheduled times. As specified by the registration for participating in Grayson Day, there is no rain out date for the festival.
“With Snellville Days next weekend, there’s really not an alternative date,” Mayor Wilkerson said. “But we’re holding out hope that the forecast will be wrong. They’ve been wrong before.”
City officials acknowledged that the forecast might impact which vendors will participate.
“It’s up to each vendor,” said City Administrator Laura Cone. “If they have items that might be ruined by the rain, or wouldn’t hold up well in the weather, they’ll have to decide if they want to come.”
The City would like for folks planning on attending tomorrow’s festival to monitor the City of Grayson website and the Get Into Grayson Facebook page for updates. The City will also post a message on the answering machine at City Hall tomorrow morning if changes are made (770-963-8017).
And of course Grayson Local will keep you updated with any alterations to the day’s schedule.