Denmark’s Dogwood Festival Returns This April

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The dogwoods are in bloom, and Denmark’s famous Dogwood Festival will be back soon.

The 41st Annual Dogwood Festival will be held in Denmark from Wednesday, April 5 to Saturday, April 8, and will include a prayer breakfast, dogwood painting, rides, a special art exhibit, a parade, and other activities.

The annual Community Prayer Breakfast will be held on Wednesday, April 5 at 9 a.m., with Rev. Sheera Yates of Franklin United Methodist Church as the guest speaker.

The event will take place at Voorhees University’s Leonard E. Dawson Health and Human Resources Center, located at 5573 Voorhees Road in Denmark.

Tickets for the Community Prayer Breakfast are now on sale at Denmark’s Town Hall, 64 City Hall Street. Tickets can also be purchased from Abbie Billinghurst, Dianna Davis-Bailey, Betty H. Duncan, Vanessa D. Freeman, Gloris Gilbert, Reba Lofton, Dr. Anna Martin, Willow Dean Mathis, Detra Salley-Bruce, and James Weldon on the committee. The cost of admission is $20 per person.

The dogwoods will be painted on Wednesday, April 5 at 7 p.m. Every year, student volunteers and others paint dogwood patterns on city streets to prepare them for the festival.

Family Night with Triple Crown Shows, which brings the festival rides, will be held on Thursday, April 6 from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Rides and attractions will be available throughout the festival.

The Brooker Center on 19 S. Maple Ave. in Denmark will open at 4 p.m. on Friday, April 7, with artwork by local artists and a photographic history of the Dogwood Festival. The exhibition will be open for the duration of the festival.

Other exhibits will open on Friday, April 7, at 6 p.m.

The 41st Annual Dogwood Festival Parade will take place in Denmark on Saturday, April 8 at 11 a.m. For more information on the lineup, contact Denmark City Hall.

The festival will end at 10 p.m. Saturday, April 8.

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