Augusta CVB Launches Campaign to Restore Local Landmark
By Kelsey Morrow
One of Augusta’s most unique and historic attractions, the Haunted Pillar, was destroyed this weekend in a car crash. The Augusta Convention & Visitors Bureau (CVB) has heard from many in the community regarding their concern for the pillar and has decided to start a Go Fund Me page to allow people passionate about the pillar to contribute to its restoration.
“The Haunted Pillar is part of urban legend and has been a valued tourism asset for many years. It is very unique to Augusta,” Barry White, President/CEO of the Augusta CVB, said. “The community sells Haunted Pillar souvenir t-shirts, it’s included in various tours and it has been written about and featured in many television series, websites and travel media.”
In addition to the Go Fund Me account, there are several other ways for pillar supporters to provide assistance. Haunted Pillar t-shirts are available for purchase at the Augusta Visitor Center and “Killer Pillar” t-shirts are being sold at Land of Thee, a clothing store located at 1242 Broad Street . For every t-shirt purchased at either location, two dollars will be donated toward the rebuilding of the Haunted Pillar. A portion of all ticket sales from the Augusta Ghost Trolley tour will also be donated towards the pillar’s repairs.
Future updates on restoration efforts will be available on the Augusta CVB website, visitaugusta.com