The seed was planted and "Swamp Gravy" was born. A play performed twice a year in Cotton Hall Theater (an abandoned cotton warehouse) now brings in millions of dollars worth of town revenue through ticket sales and tourism. When the Summer Olympics came to Atlanta in 1996, Swamp Gravy went international. The cast was invited to perform in Centennial Park and competed to win medals in the newly established "Cultural Olympiad" awards.
The honor put Swamp Gravy and the town of Colquitt on the map and 16 years later, the play and the town are going strong.
Kevin Presley traveled to Colquitt and learned that Swamp Gravy was the town's recipe for revival.