Mule Day is Saturday! - WALB.com, South Georgia News, Weather, Sports

Mule Day is Saturday!

November 5, 2004

Calvary - Vendors pour in to Calvary and set up for what's sure to be one of their best money making events this year. "Every year it has grown bigger and bigger. It's almost a phenomenon," says Chairman Charlie McNaughton.

To look at the grounds, you would think the festival was already underway. McNaughton says they expect to see more than 100,000 people this year. He says, "I feel confident that this will be the biggest year, the best year we've ever had."

Geneva Curry has been coming to Mule Day every year for 20 years, and she doesn't come alone. She says, "It's a family tradition for us. We kind of use it for a holiday and just enjoy it for the festivities of it here."

One of the most attractive things about Mule Day is the old fashioned way of doing things here. They grind their own corn meal so you can make fresh corn bread and it goes along perfectly with the syrup they make right here at Mule Day.

And while satisfying your sweet tooth with cane syrup, you'll be helping out a good cause, all the proceeds from Mule Day go to eye conservation projects and other charities for the Lions Club. "The biggest thing is for charity," says McNaughton, "We know that it's for a good cause. I don't mind working very, very hard for a good cause, and the Lions International is a good cause."

In addition to raising money for charities, Mule Day has a major economic impact on South Georgia. All hotels in Grady County are full, and some people are staying in Bainbridge and Thomasville as well.

posted at 6:41 PM by karen.collier@walb.com

  • More WALB News10 HeadlinesMore News HeadlinesMore>>

  • The Latest: Irma weakens into a tropical depression

    The Latest: Irma weakens into a tropical depression

    Monday, September 11 2017 3:27 AM EDT2017-09-11 07:27:29 GMT
    Tuesday, September 12 2017 2:42 AM EDT2017-09-12 06:42:09 GMT
    Irma weakened to a Category 1 storm as the massive hurricane zeroed in on the Tampa Bay region early Monday after hammering much of Florida with roof-ripping winds, gushing floodwaters and widespread power outages.More >>
    Irma weakened to a Category 1 storm as the massive hurricane zeroed in on the Tampa Bay region early Monday after hammering much of Florida with roof-ripping winds, gushing floodwaters and widespread power outages.More >>
  • breaking

    Officials determine deadly Lee Co. fire caused by electrical malfunction

    Officials determine deadly Lee Co. fire caused by electrical malfunction

    Friday, September 22 2017 6:37 PM EDT2017-09-22 22:37:13 GMT

    Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner Ralph Hudgens said the cause of a Friday morning house fire in Lee County that killed two elderly women was accidental.

    More >>

    Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner Ralph Hudgens said the cause of a Friday morning house fire in Lee County that killed two elderly women was accidental.

    More >>
  • Student leaves ASU after facing financial aid issues

    Student leaves ASU after facing financial aid issues

    Friday, September 22 2017 6:29 PM EDT2017-09-22 22:29:43 GMT
    A young girl left school at Albany State University on Friday. (Source: WALB)A young girl left school at Albany State University on Friday. (Source: WALB)

    It was an emotional Friday for the freshman A'Lauren Camp and her friends she had to say goodbye.  She said she is one of many students who had financial aid issues this year at Albany State University. 

    More >>

    It was an emotional Friday for the freshman A'Lauren Camp and her friends she had to say goodbye.  She said she is one of many students who had financial aid issues this year at Albany State University. 

    More >>
Powered by Frankly