The festival generates more than $40,000 annually to make it one of the church’s biggest fundraisers. Food, live music, rides and games are part of the celebration.
One local resident said she was disappointed the festival was canceled. Phylis Morris, said she has attended the event for 60 years, and was planning to bring her family to this year.
“My grandkids were looking forward to it,” She said. “It was one of the best festivals in town.”
Parking and noise were also issues for residents, said Morris.
Festival attendees would also occasionally park on neighborhood streets, Morris said.
The church said the festival may return in a few years in a different format.