By: The Red & Black @ University of Georgia , Georgia
July 27, 2020

Toward the end of March, AthFest Educates made the disheartening announcement that AthFest Music and Arts Festival would be canceled for the first time in 23 years due to financial concerns.

Janine Sheedy, AthFest Educates program committee champion, was part of the board meeting in which the decision to cancel was made.

“It was right after the shelter-in-place orders went out, and it was a phone meeting,” Sheedy said. “Making that vote was the saddest that I’ve heard my colleagues, really ever.”

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