Thursday, March 17, 2011

Funding for Community Day, 4th of July Parade, and the Fishing Tournament.

At the Commissioner's meeting on Monday night, they voted to remove Township funding of the 4th of July Parade, the Fishing Tournament, and Community Day.  Link to the article 

It is refreshing to see the Commissioners being responsible with the Tax Payer's money.  Last year, they were able to secure funding for the fishing tournament and the Parade from soliticing sponsors.  I am glad to see that they are going to pursue that option again and not just throwing money in.

I imagine (although please correct me if I am wrong) that the businesses along Perry Highway benefit from the Parade.  I'm sure that the convenience store sees an uptick in sales of drinks and food, the Dairy Queen probably benefits from increased foot traffic, maybe even Perrytowne Draft House has a pick up of sales that day from those of us passing by that are in need of somewhere comfortable to sit while they eat some good food.  So it would be nice to see these businesses step up and contribute something.

In addition, what about all the Politicians that participate in the parade.  Could they donate something in appreciation of the exposure that they get?

Just an a thought/observation on my part.....

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