Inclement Weather Cancels Annual ‘Legends and Lore’ Festival in Chipley

Bill Maphis, President of the ‘Friends of Falling Waters State Park’ in Chipley, Florida regretfully announced today that the ‘Sixth Annual Legends and Lore Festival’, originally scheduled to be held Friday and Saturday, March 27& 28, 2009 has been cancelled.

Near-record rainfall on Thursday necessitated cancellation of the event but didn’t dampen the spirits of Maphis, himself retired from the Florida State Park system.

‘It just might be a great opportunity to come out and see the waterfall at the Park after this heavy rainfall we have experienced’, Maphis states, ‘but unfortunately the heavy rain and resulting groundwater prevents us from executing the event. We are working toward rescheduling the Festival, perhaps in the Fall of 2009, but we will not know for sure until our Board has met and we have looked at the entire picture’ Maphis continued. ‘We appreciate all the community support and we hope that you will be able to join us when we are able to reschedule."

Legends and Lore Festival, typically held on the last weekend in March, is an opportunity to learn about the history, legends, lore and crafts that are a vital part of this area’s heritage and all proceeds go toward the support of Falling Waters State Park by the Friends of Falling Waters.

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