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IMPORTANT NOTICE-Flowery Branch Fall Festival

All Vendors Important Notice:

*Please read this notice in its entirety*

With safety of the Public, our Scouts

, Volunteers, and Vendors we have decided to cancel the Flowery Branch Fall Festival October 1st. This decision is based on directives from Local and State Emergency Management Agencies from Georgia. Our Scouts have put a lot of time and effort into planning and preparing for this event Saturday. This decision has not been taken lightly but is necessary for safety.

The storm’s path has shifted farther east leaving Downtown Flowery Branch outside of the storm's direct path. Predictions are still indicating sustained winds of 15-20 mph with 25+ mph gusts. With wind speeds prediction this high safety is our number one pri

ority. The possibility of flying objects is too great to continue with this event. Predictions also indicate the possibility of 2-4 inches of rainfall in a 24-hour period.

As mentioned before, this event is a fundraiser for our Troop. Funds raised as vendor fees go directly to providing the best program possible for our scouts. Funds raised go directly to: Scholarship Fund (to provide a scouting experience to less fortunate scouts in our area), Hut Fund (to help maintain our hut, power and water), Equipment Fund (to provide quality gear for our scouts), Training Fund (to send our scouts to Wilderness First Aid, National Youth Leadership Training, and many more), Experience Fund (to provide unique and once in a lifetime experiences for our scouts). We ask, as a Troop, to consider donating your space entry fee as a donation. We also ask you to keep Florida and Coastal Georgia in your prayers as they are taking a direct hit from this storm.

Troop 228 is also in the process of identifying items that will be needed after the storm to help the communities in Florida and Coastal Georgia. We plan to send these items to help with remediation after the storm passes. More information will be sent out soon if you would like to help.

Please follow this link and complete this form, to let us know

how to apply your space fees.

Yours in Scouting,

Nick Harkins

Events Chair and Assistant Scoutmaster

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