Donalsonville community reacts to comedy show parking issue

The artist “Uncle Daddy” paid for everything and the city allowed him to use the fair grounds free of charge.
Published: Oct. 23, 2023 at 6:48 PM CDT
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DONALSONVILLE, Ga. (WALB) - People in Donalsonville say a Black comedian’s event was impacted after caution tape was put up near the event space where he was set to perform. Because of the tape, people were confused about where they were and were not able to park for the event.

WALB spoke with the mayor to find out why this happened and he did confirm that this incident happened near the city fairgrounds. The city allowed performer Uncle Daddy to use the fairgrounds free of charge. So when parking near the event seemed to be blocked off, people were confused.

Video from the event shows there was caution tape up near the fairgrounds. However, that tape was not put up by the city, but by a private property owner.

The mayor of Donalsonville, Ron Johnson, has not reached out personally to the owner as to why the area was blocked off, but when it was presented as an issue, he says he stepped in to help.

His message to the community reads in part:

Again, to reiterate, this was not a city issue, but when it was brought to their attention both the mayor, the city manager, City Councilman Mitchell Blanks and the chief of police worked to provide solutions.