The 39th annual Orangeburg Festival of Roses is scheduled this weekend. This annual event celebrates the blooming of over 5000 beautiful roses along the banks of the Edisto River.
President of the Orangeburg Chamber of Commerce, David Coleman says this is the first bloom and the best bloom.
We have over a hundred varieties and over 5000 plantings and that makes it! And it’s a very beautiful location. We have a wetlands park that is adjacent to the Edisto River, which is a very beautiful black-water river that meanders through the Edisto Memorial Gardens. It’s a great sight.
Coleman says this year -they’re doing something a little bit different .
We do have the Vietnam Memorial Committee loaning us this weekend “The Wall that Heals” which is a one-half replica of the Vietnam Memorial. And it’s five feet high, and it’s approximately 250 feet long, and has the names on it of the over 58,000 soldiers who lost their lives in Vietnam.
Coleman says the success lies with the continuing cooperation between the City of Orangeburg and the Orangeburg County Chamber of Commerce. Activities are planned for all ages.