CAPC approves support for 10 city events in '08

Tuesday, January 29, 2008

EUREKA?SPRINGS -- The City?Advertising and Promotion Commission approved $16,645 in marketing support funds for 10 projects during its meeting on Wednesday.

Six of the 10 were approved for less than they requested, and two events, Sunday Market, and Hikes, Bikes and Trikes, were eliminated from consideration, despite their combined request for $2,000.

Two of the events, having been funded for more than three years, are the Victorian Classic, approved for $1,800 of its $2,500 request, and the Fat Tire Festival, with the $1,750 it requested being approved.

Three of four events which had previously been funded for two years, were approved for funding in 2008. Carnegie Library will receive its full $1,845 request, while the Studio Tour will get $1,500 of its $4,000 request, and the Gallery Association will receive $1,250 of its $2,500 request.

Five events introduced in 2007 requested funding, and included Eureka Art Cars, getting $1,500 of its $3,000 request; Xterra Eureka Springs receiving $2,000 of its $3,000 request, the Tri-Angler Fishing Tournament getting $1,000 of its $2,500 request, and full request grants of $2,500 to the Chocolate Lover's Festival of $2,500 and $1,500 to the Eureka Springs Parks Department for brochures.

With Wednesday's action, there is $3,355 left in the marketing support funds budget.

The commission also elected new officers for the coming year, consisting of returning Chairman Richard Grinnel, Secretary Joyce Zeller, and Treasurer Mike Drennon.

In other business, Executive Director Jim?Williams discussed solicitation of bids for a new ticketing person or company at The Auditorium. The previous ticketing service has had problems, and the replacement the commission wanted has health problems, so Williams will solicit bids and the matter will be addressed at a special meeting.

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