5-23-19: BOATNIK DENIES PARADE ENTRY TO RELIGIOUS GROUP

THE 61ST ANNUAL BOATNIK FESTIVAL KICKS OFF TODAY AND WILL RUN THROUGH MONDAY. IN THE WAKE OF SOME TENSION BETWEEN THE CITY OF GRANTS PASS AND A CONTROVERSIAL CHRISTIAN GROUP, THE FESTIVAL HAS DENIED A RELATED GROUP OUT OF ROSEBURG KNOWN AS COMMUNITY OUTREACH EVANGELISM, ENTRY INTO THIS YEAR’S PARADE. DESPITE THIS, BOTH GROUPS ARE EXPECTED TO BE IN ATTENDANCE THIS YEAR.