Every year, the Cherry Blossom Festival brings people in Conyers together and serves as a way to highlight one of the great and unique things about our community. Each year, we can count on heading out to the horse park to enjoy two days of shopping, good food, live entertainment, and of course the T-shirt. We thank the City of Conyers for continuing this tradition in our community and for undergoing the hours of preparation it takes to produce an event like the festival. But even with the best planning, there is one thing none of us can plan for—the intensity of the weather.
This year is prime example. Although on Saturday, only a handful of people braved the wind and the rain to attend the festival, and the majority of those people were police officers and volunteers willing and ready to help when needed.
Even in the sea of booths wrapped closed to keep the valuables inside dry, these men and women were working, just in case a few people still tried to make it out to the festivities. So when some people in our community say this year’s festival was a flop because of the lack of participation due to the weather, it’s unfair. None of us can control the weather. Instead of complaining about how the
festival could have been better, sign up to volunteer. Join those who this year made sure the festival lived up to its ‘rain or shine’ promise, literally.