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GIHP wins honors
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(Left to Right) Lonnie Anderson, Rebecca Hill, Georgia International Horse Park Director Jennifer Bexley. The Georgia International Horse Park was recently recognized with six awards during the 2012 Southeast Festivals and Events Association’s Kaleidoscope Awards held in conjunction with the 9th Annual Southeast Festivals and Events Conference in Kingsport, Tenn. The awards acknowledged the Big Haynes Creek Wildlife Festival, Fabulous 4th Festival, and Conyers Cherry Blossom Festival. The Big Haynes Creek Wildlife Festival, a festival promoting the great outdoors and held in August, received the silver Kaleidoscope Award for “Best Festival in the Southeast” within its budget category. Tommy Clack, who has voluntarily produced the Fabulous 4th Festival's Patriotic Program since 2007, was recognized with the gold Kaleidoscope award for the “Best Volunteer in the Southeast.” The first Walk with Angels, an eight-mile walk raising funds for breast cancer awareness, received the gold Kaleidoscope for the 2011 “Best Event within an Event.” Rockdale Newton Citizen was recognized as the “Best Sponsor in the Southeast” with a silver Kaleidoscope Award. The 2011 Conyers Cherry Blossom Festival was recognized with a bronze Kaleidoscope Award in for “Best Festival in the Southeast” within its budget category.  The festival also received a silver award for “Best Miscellaneous Merchandise” for “Blossom,” a stuffed horse adorned with a cherry blossom bandanna. Event organizer Rebecca Hill was also elected 2012 Chairman for the Southeast Festivals and Events Association.