John Reed, President of the Downtown Business Association, fields a question
from one of the members, Monday night.
Downtown Business Association
Meets Monday Night
by: Bobby McDonald
Members of the Downtown Business Association met for their regular monthly meeting, at Plain and Fancy Sandwich Shoppe, on Monday night, to discuss upcoming events and to update members on the progress of a number of items.
President John Reed reviewed the Community Development Report, in the absence of Shane Shepherd, Director.
Discussion of the upcoming Downtown Fall Decorating Contest was presented with an approval of conducting the contest once again and encouraging businesses to again show their community spirit with decorations.
Lynda Hager, treasurer presented the financial report that was approved for filing, and Rita Edwards gave an update on the Annual Downtown Car Show, scheduled for October 27th.
Reed reported the "Damp" Issue is on the fall City Ballot as for alcohol policies in the city.
And, a report on the Trolley Rental Policies was tabled until a report could be received from Lonnie Fox, chairman of that committee.
The group voted to purchase and finance an awning to keep the trolley under, with John Sellers to serve as the Chair of the Committee.
Sellers also discussed the Historical Walk, that is planned for October 20th, in the Downtown area of the city, with a "rain date" to be set in early November.
And, it was discussed that members needed to go an vote for the Sulphur Springs Farmer's Market, as being the best one in Texas, at www.farmland.org/vote, until August 31st, in support of our local Farmer's Market.
The meeting was adjourned at approximately 6:30 p.m.