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Salley leaders pause Chitlin Strut, consider reorganization

Posted on AllSides May 23rd, 2024
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One of Aiken County's biggest annual tourist attractions is on hold while its organizers consider options in terms of security, traffic, facilities and financing. The Chitlin Strut, which traditionally takes place on the first Saturday after Thanksgiving, dates back to 1966 and draws massive crowds to Salley but will not take place this year in the wake of a May 20 council meeting. The "pause" vote was 4-1, with Mayor LaDonna Hall casting the dissenting vote. Councilman Ron Hall said, "What we've decided to do… is suspend it for this...

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