FOLLY BEACH, SC (WCBD) – The Folly Association of Business announced Monday that the island town’s annual Folly Gras celebration will be discontinued following a number of isolated incidents Saturday.
While officials say the weekend event was a success in terms of the number of attendees and funds raised, they say the event has drawn an unappealing crowd that is not keeping with the objective set forth by event organizers.
Several isolated incidents that took place on Saturday event have led the group to conclude that the Folly Gras brand has fallen out of line with its desired intent – to provide a fun and respectable celebration for the community.
“We want to thank all of the people who came out to Folly Gras to have fun and we apologize for those few people who don’t respect our community and have to ruin everyone else’s good time,” said Folly Association of Business president, Steve Carroll. “Honestly, we feel that Folly Gras has essentially outgrown its venue; the venue being out quaint little beach town.”
Videos began to surface over the weekend showing a number of fights among event attendees.
One video showed security personnel attending to one person on the ground. A woman later approached and attacked that guard, eventually knocking him unconscious.