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Festival highlights history, heritage

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Greater Grambling Chamber of Commerce President Barbara McIntyre said the festival is more than just a pageant, hamburgers and barbecue — the events are steeped in tradition. To showcase that feeling of tradition, the festival gets under way this year at 5:30 p.m. June 17 at Grambling Memorial Park with an old-fashioned campground prayer meeting conducted by the Rev. Leon Whittaker.

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