Archive for Thursday, August 23, 2007

Commission to discuss Get Downtown event

August 23, 2007


City commissioners at their meeting this morning are scheduled to give permission for the Lawrence Chamber of Commerce to host a communitywide party downtown in mid-September.

Chamber leaders are planning the second annual Get Downtown event for Sept. 14. Commissioners are being asked to approve a permit that would allow Eighth Street from Massachusetts to New Hampshire streets to be closed from noon to 1 a.m. the day of the event.

The event - which coincides with Kansas University's Family Weekend - will feature three bands, about a half-dozen food vendors and a beer garden.

The first band is scheduled to begin about 5 p.m., and the last band is scheduled to end at 10 p.m. Clean-up will be completed by 1 a.m. Admission to the event will be free.

City commissioners also are being asked to contribute $5,000 to the event. Commissioners will consider the requests as part of their meeting at 9 a.m. today at City Hall, Sixth and Massachusetts streets.


Ragingbear 10 years, 8 months ago

Beer Garden? I guess we will know where all the homeless will be on that day. This project seems to have "blow up in our face" written all over it.

cowboy 10 years, 8 months ago

Sounds like a great idea , whats the $5000 for though ? Organize something more than a month ahead of time and charge the vendors booth fees , let the local DTL fund themselves.

Confrontation 10 years, 8 months ago

Maybe it'll go towards the extra law enforcement that will be needed to keep the homeless from harassing the participants.

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