Moultrie welcomes WALB for Spring Fling & Backyard BBQ - WALB.com, South Georgia News, Weather, Sports

Moultrie welcomes WALB for Spring Fling & Backyard BBQ

WALB broadcast live from downtown Moultrie on Friday. (Source: WALB) WALB broadcast live from downtown Moultrie on Friday. (Source: WALB)
City Manager Pete Dillard (Source: WALB) City Manager Pete Dillard (Source: WALB)
MOULTRIE, GA (WALB) -

WALB would like to thank all of the nice people who came out to visit with us on Friday in Moultrie, where we broadcast our 5:30 p.m. newscast live.  

It was in preparation for the this weekend's Spring Fling and Backyard BBQ Festival in downtown Moultrie.

More than 8,000 people are expected to attend the festival and barbecue contests, making a significant impact on the downtown economy.

"But it brings people into our downtown and what we found is once we greet people here, they see how beautiful it is," said City Manager Pete Dillard. "How wonderful and welcoming the people are and they'll come back. So, it has a big economic impact on Moultrie and this area."

On Friday night, the Swingin Medallions put on a concert to start the festivities.

Events will continue with the Kiwanis Pancake Breakfast starting at 7 Saturday morning under the breezeway. 

The rest of the festival starts at 9 a.m. and will include musical entertainment and the 5K and 10K runs.

Everything goes until 4 p.m. and it's free to the public.

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