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Archive for Thursday, August 23, 2007

Commission to discuss Get Downtown event

August 23, 2007

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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.

Comments

Ragingbear 7 years 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.

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cowboy 7 years 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.

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Confrontation 7 years 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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