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Resora makes debut

ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

Today hundreds of people flocked to Albany for the grand opening of Resora, a plantation formerly known as Cypress Pond.

Visitors were treated to a tour of the property, access to the grounds via trolley including musical performances. The 1700 acre land will be used for research and gardening.

The event started from 9 Saturday morning till 1 in the afternoon giving visitors plenty of time to explore history in the making.

Southwest Georgia residents say the plantation that once was a place of oppression and discrimination will now be seen as a symbol of freedom, showing how far we have come. 

"This is a day that we had all prayed for, I feel like people all over the country have wheeled this particular day," Sylvester resident Gourdon Sam X said.

"We want Albany to be a great example for other leader communities show that we can work together, no matter where you come from because in the end we all belong to one race, the human race," Albany resident Lidia Olds said.  

Olds believes its the beginning of a new generation. 

 

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