With local civic clubs being the founding leaders who helped get The Celebration started in 1939, several clubs want to show their strong support of the continuing survival of the Tennessee Walking Horse industry.
"We are asking all civic clubs to reach out to the community and seek the support of the local small business men and women again," said Guthrie. "We need the entire community to be endorsing The Celebration in order for it to survive the negative feedback so many are giving it today."
David Brown encourages the local businesses to continue showing their support. The Lions Club and Rotary Club are looking into purchasing new signs for local residences and businesses to show their support for the civic clubs and The Celebration.
"So many of our civic clubs depend on The Celebration for the funds that allow them to help others in the community all year long, and we need The Celebration to survive for that reason also," stated David.
Civic clubs hope the local community will come see them at The Celebration this year and show their home town pride in The Celebration.
The Celebration will take place Aug. 22 through Sept. 1.