GMHG Announces an End to the Marshmallow War
The Grandfather Mountain Highland Games management team has been informed by the North Carolina Highway Patrol and the Avery County Sheriff’s Department of the REQUIRED permanent cancellation of the Saturday night Marshmallow war at Grandfather Mountain. Reasons given involve the risk of serious injury and the resulting liability. Please be informed that the Highland Games officials endorse cancelling this event and will cooperate fully in that regard.
Any individuals planning to stage a Marshmallow war in contravention of this cancellation will be subject to arrest and prosecution per the Avery County Sheriff.
GMHG appreciates your cooperation in this matter. The simple truth is that without the support of law enforcement, the event cannot be safely held. We are well aware of the popularity of the event but hope everyone can appreciate the reasons for dropping it. The Games, the Highway Patrol, and the Sheriff’s Department want everyone safe and healthy at the end of the Games.
Stephen Quillin, President Grandfather Mountain Highland Games
Cody Smith, District Commander NC Highway Patrol
Mike Henley, Avery County, NC Sheriff