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EDITOR'S COLUMN: Good start on festival solution

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Committee a workable fix: town needs tourism strategy

By Don Worthington

The compromise reached last week between the Pageland Chamber of Commerce and the town council is in the best interest of the Watermelon Festival – possibly for the long term.
The council and the chamber have been stumbling like two junior high students at their first dance since August when chamber announced it no longer wanted to produce the festival.
The chamber’s best move was its opening honesty. The new chamber board said the festival required too much of its time, time that could be better used to improve the town’s economic health.


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