Fayetteville City Council questions Dogwood Festival entertainment

Fayetteville will give $15,000 to help pay for the Dogwood Festival despite concerns from some City Council members about the diversity of entertainment at the event. The council decided to provide the funding by a 9-1 vote at a work session on Monday. The council asked Sarahgrace Snipes, the festival’s […]

Fayetteville will give $15,000 to help pay for the Dogwood Festival despite concerns from some City Council members about the diversity of entertainment at the event.

The council decided to provide the funding by a 9-1 vote at a work session on Monday. The council asked Sarahgrace Snipes, the festival’s executive director, to develop a plan of action for how the festival will deal with the council’s concerns.

Councilwoman Shakeyla Ingram voted against the motion, which was made by Mayor Pro Tem Kathy Jensen.

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Snipes told the council that the festival faces cash flow issues. She said the organization is still paying for this year’s Dogwood Festival, which was held in April.

https://www.fayobserver.com/story/news/2022/06/08/fayetteville-city-council-questions-dogwood-festival-entertainment/10002031002/

Christin Hakim

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