GALIVANTS FERRY, S.C. (WBTW )- Political tradition will continue Monday for the 140th biennial stump speaking in Galivants Ferry. It’s the longest running stump speaking in the United States and hundreds and maybe thousands will come out this afternoon to hear several democratic candidates speak.
Republicans are of course invited but they won’t be speaking. Everyone from school board candidates and council candidates will speak along with U.S. senate pastor Thomas Dixon from Charleston, congressional candidate Mal Hyman and keynote speaker Joseph Crowley who is the vice chair of the democratic caucus.
Sally Howard, director of the stump says this is important for Horry county but this event is important for the 2016 presidential election.
“I feel that this is definitely an opportunity for democrats. That the republican party is in a lot of turmoil that there are a lot of disenfranchised republican voters that feel that they don’t have a candidate that they like and of course we want to be there with our big tent and open arms to any voter that would come over and vote for us.”
People from all over will come to the political festival. There will be clogging and blue grass music starting at 4:30 p.m. and speaking will begin at 6 p.m. The event is free. Chicken bog and hot dogs will be for sale.