Grantville Days Crosstie Festival

Co-director resigns, says she was 'lied to'

by Celia Shortt

Deborah Jenkins has resigned as co-director of the Grantville Days Crosstie Festival.

Jenkins was introduced as co-director at Monday evening’s Grantville City Council meeting. She resigned at Tuesday's festival planning meeting.

“I cannot continue to solicit donations under the premise that the monies raised under the name of a charity whose requirements are that ALL funds raised remain within the community,” Jenkins stated in a resignation letter.

Jenkins said she was told Grantville is part of the statewide program Better Home Town – now Classic Mainstreet – Program but learned after speaking with its Georgia representative that is not the case.

“I have been in contact with Mr. Peppers, a Georgia representative of the Better Home Town (now Classic Mainstreet Program), and Grantville is not nor has it ever been registered as a participant of their program,” she said. “I was given paperwork and information indicating that the Festival was indeed a part of the statewide program. That is simply not true and I cannot continue to ask legitimate local businesses to donate their hard-earned money to a group outside the city when, in essence, the Festival is hiding behind the umbrella of the Better Home Town program. I was simply lied to.”

“While that may be a harsh statement to hear, it is true and because of that, I hereby resign as the Co-Director of the 2013 Grantville Days Crossties Festival,” she added.

Jenkins said she was not in possession of any donations and is now free and clear of anything to do with the Grantville Days Crosstie Festival.

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