Residents of Monroe County said “Hello Yellow” Saturday morning when they welcomed in the Forsythia Festival with a Yellow Pancake breakfast.

The purpose was to get people in a yellow state of mind ahead of the Forsythia Festival.

Proceeds went to the Monroe County Emergency Services Support Auxiliary. They’ll use the money to honor first responders contribution to the County.

Stephanie Mercer, President of that Support Auxiliary, says the Forsythia Festival is the best time of the year for the people who live there.\

“This community is very close-knit. We are very, very close-knit.” says Mercer, “So, it’s just another time and another reason for us to get together and to welcome the Forsythia Festival.”

Peggy White was also at the breakfast, painting forsythia bushes on cars.

You have probably seen White’s work. She’s been painting cars in central Georgia for almost 30 years.

White says she enjoys painting cars because she loves meeting people.

“Creativity, getting out in the sunshine. Not so cool when it’s cold in the winter, but it’s fun. It’s just really enjoyable,” says White, “I love to paint. It’s a good way to just release energy.”

Source: 13WMAZ
Monroe County says ‘Hello Yellow’ to Forsythia Festival