This past weekend George West hosted the 21st annual George West Storyfest. What a wonderful community we live in! It’s amazing to me how this community pulls together to put on this event.
An event the magnitude of Storyfest takes a dedicated group of people to get the event together and see it through, and George West definitely has such a group. The volunteer committee members had their jobs to do; they did their jobs and did them well. The grounds workers who come in the weekend of the event have tough jobs, but they carried them out with smiles on their faces. I can honestly say that I enjoyed working with every single individual who made Storyfest possible. Our festival would not have been possible without this hard-working group of people.
Even though we did not take an official estimate of the attendance on Saturday, anyone who regularly attends Storyfest knows we had a grand turnout. We offer an array of entertainment free of charge, and in strained economic times like we are experiencing, people simply don’t have the excess money to spend on entertainment. So, free events like Storyfest help people get through tough times. Sales may not have been as high as in past years, but when people have a good time at an event, they’re likely to return—and spend money when they have it.
I extend my sincere thanks to the volunteers, the City of George West, Live Oak County, George West Chamber of Commerce, the many sponsors and contributors, as well as Becky and Brent Allen, and the Storyfest Board of Directors who made the 21st annual Storyfest a success.
Mary Margaret Campbell
Executive Director, George West Storyfest