Middle resident questions township response on Confederate flag display
MIDDLE TOWNSHIP — Mayor Tim Donohue promised a detailed discussion of policies related to the annual Olde Tyme Harvest Festival after a resident complained about a display of Confederate flags at this year’s event.
In 2020, he said, the township will review procedures for the popular event and evaluate goals for what began as a local craft show.
“It’s grown into a very large and successful event. But maybe we need to make it a little smaller, a little more homespun and more related to local products and local organizations,” Donohue said at a recent Township Committee meeting.
This year was the 23rd for the event, held each October on Mechanic Street in Cape May Court House. Most years, hundreds turn out for the daylong event, but controversy arose this year after some residents complained about a vendor selling Confederate flags and symbols, along with hats, flags and other items supporting President Donald Trump.