Two days after the city of Sarasota told the organizers of the annual downtown holiday parade that they will have to pay more than $31,000 to put on the event, city officials sent the parade organizers an e-mail saying they will cover most of the charge.
The city will provide $25,000 toward the cost of police, trash and street-sweeping services. City Manager Bob Bartolotta said the police and public works departments can negotiate with holiday parade organizers to possibly lower or eliminate the remainder of the cost.
Paul Thorpe, parade organizer, said before receiving the city’s e-mail that he would have to consider canceling the event, because he would not be able to come up with the $31,720 he was going to be charged.
“I’m happy now,” Thorpe said. “Santa came early for me.”
Contact Robin Roy at email@example.com.
Currently 0 Responses
22 Sarasota's Biggest One-Day Flea Market
8:30 am - 1:00 pm
22 Kids to make free Wire Art
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
22 Responsible Dog Owners' Day
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
22 JDub's Barks & Brews Dog Adoption Event
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Cops Corner: Sarasota
Enjoy this week's edition of Cops Corner.
World on a string
The exchange of goods and chatter are the usual soundtrack for the Saturday morning Downtown Farmers Market on Orange Avenue.
Read all about it
Bookstores across the state celebrated Florida Bookstore Day Saturday. Bookstore1 held an all-ages literary party and read-a-thon for customers and members of the community.