Preparations were under way earlier this week for the Poppy Festival in Good Hope on Saturday.
This annual festival honors Moina Michael, the Poppy Lady, who was born in Good Hope in 1869. She went on to begin the tradition of using the red corn poppy as a symbol to honor fallen troops in WWI. The tradition continues today to honor fallen members of the military worldwide. Funds raised at the Good Hope Poppy Festival will go toward the Moina Michael All Terrain Chair Initiative and the Walton County’s Veterans Memorial.
Events begin at 9 a.m., run until 4 p.m. and include the bike ride at 10 a.m. and the Miss Poppy Pageant presentations at noon.
There will be food, fun and live music throughout the day. Visit http://www.goodhopepoppyfestival.com/festival for more information and for the live entertainment line up.