Long running festival returns to Little Mountain, SC

LITTLE MOUNTAIN, SC (WACH) - After two years without a reunion, the Little Mountain Reunion Association brought back the annual event August 1-2, 2014.

The Association had many roadblocks preventing the reunion for the last two years, but that has all changed, thanks to support from the community.

"This year the new mayor (Jana Jayroe) contacted the association and started the process of getting the reunion started again," said Woody Kaminer, member of the Association.

Issues including whether or not to sell alcohol and the Association losing its nonprofit status prevented the festival in 2012 and 2013. After a year and a half battle in court wit the IRS, the Association got its nonprofit status back last year.

Before these events took place, the Little Mountain Reunion was the longest running festival in South Carolina. With it's return this year, the Association planned several events for residents to enjoy. Saturday morning began with a parade. Hundreds of people lined the street to view the procession.

"We always love the Little Mountain Reunion," said Robbin. Her son was performing with a band that participated in the parade.

Now that the festival is back, residents say its just a great as they remember it. "I'm so glad that they brought it back because this is something that brings the community together," said Robin.

The Little Mountain Reunion also featured entertainment, food and specialty vendors. Lyndsay, a teenage Little Mountain resident says she's been coming to the event since childhood. "It's just like it was all the years that I came when I was growing up," she said.

Many come from near an far and have supported the Reunion for several years. For them, it's more than just a festival, it's an opportunity for them to unite. "It's really good to see all of us out here having a good time," Robin said.