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Reenactors Re-invited

The 2nd Georgia reenactors, at last year's parade. The 2nd Georgia reenactors, at last year's parade.
Albany State Band at last year's parade Albany State Band at last year's parade

November 26, 2003
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Parade coordinator Lorie Farkas told the Confederate group this week they couldn't march in the parade.

Farkas says the Albany State University band director told her the band would not participate if the confederate group marched. Both groups have been in the parade for the past 12 years.

The ASU band didn't apply to be in the parade this year, but were asked by coordinators to participate. Organizers felt they had to choose between the two groups and decided that the Confederate re-enactors did not belong in a Christmas parade.

"It's not helpful at this point to lay any blame," said Mayor Tommy Coleman. "Usually these things with who's going to be in a parade, are ministerial functions. Anybody that comes along pretty much can be in the parade."

Albany State University officials said today they will make a decision about participating when students return to campus Monday. The parade is Saturday, Dec. 6 at 6 p.m. in Downtown Albany.

posted at 6:15PM by brannon.stewart@walb.com

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