quite overwhelming how many "oh-no" responses there have been voiced,
so right now I don't know what to do about our Firebird festival. I am
open to rethink the no to the festival. To me it is important that there
is a connection to the business district and the Firebird site. One of
the many suggestions was to have the
festivities downtown, and then by dusk time have a parade up to
friendship field, our fun funky parade ( just met with the organizer of
the Christmas parade today, and they want it to be more traditional, so
our firebird presence there is off the idea table).
My worries in the
past, when I contemplated that idea were, that it is a parade route all
uphill, 4000 feet of it. How does other feel about it? Shall we pursue
those ideas? One thought is to contact local Farmers, and if they came
with their hay wagons, they could transport people back and forth for $
2-5 (as an incentive for them).
As of now it is only me organizing
the event, yes I know I have the whole community behind me, willing to
help, but I need people willing to take on tasks, and run with them, if
we are to move forward with the festival. We will have a meeting at The
Village Art Center (207 Bridge street) on Sunday September the 15th from
4 -5, to brain storm how to move forward. If you want to help, please
The Festival has had a difficult time finding a home for 2013. Insurance concerns apparently have eliminated the originally planned location along the water on Bridge Street. An alternative suggestion to use Friendship field has also raised serious concerns among neighbors and township officials about fire safety and flying embers from the burning wooden bird.
Supporters of the Festival are urging people to attend next week's Burough Council meeting when the question may be brought up in the public comments portion of the meeting even if it is not on the formal agenda.