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A banner leads the way for the rest of the parade at the Historic Appomattox Railroad Festival held last October.

The future of the Historic Appomattox Railroad Festival may be in trouble, but it still will take place Oct. 12 and 13.

“We have struggled to get it together, but I think it’s gonna happen,” said Paul Harvey at the Sept. 24 Appomattox town workshop meeting.

Harvey is not only the mayor of the town of Appomattox. He’s also the president of the Railroad Festival Board of Directors — a position he took on after Tony Clifton’s resignation.

In an interview Sept. 6 with Harvey and the festival’s first vice president, Charles Garrett — both Railroad Festival board members — they said the Railroad Festival is in trouble.

Find out why the festival is in trouble in the current issue of the Times Virginian newspaper. Pick up a copy or subscribe at www.timesvirginian.com/subscriber_services to view the full article in the e-edition version.