Plans announced for new festival

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During the Greater Williamston Business Association (GWBA)meeting Tuesday, Williamston Mayor Mack Durham and Jack Ellenburg announced plans for a new festival in June. The Heroes, Bluegrass and Barbecue Festival will feature the Defenders Motorcycle Club and honor local police, fire and EMS personnel, the mayor said.

Durham said the event is another in a series of festivals and events he would like to see the town host in an effort to promote the town and attract people to it.

Durham said he would like to see this festival and others bring people to the town and benefit local businesses.

Ellenburg said this will be another exciting event for the town with motorcycles on display, all day bluegrass music, barbecue and other activities including special recognition of local “Heroes.”