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Alcohol sales approved for town events

City Council members Thursday approved the sale of beer and wine at two downtown events this year.
Alcohol will be sold at the five Alive After Five concerts and the Hog Happenin’ festival.
Last year was the first that beer and wine had been offered at both events, and city officials said they experienced no problems resulting from the sales.
Jennifer Byrd, chairwoman of the Promotions Work Group for the DDA, said there has been good feedback from the beer and wine sales.
“Last year was very successful,” she said.
During Alive After Five concerts, the beverages will be served from a draft wagon located on the southeastern section of the 100 block of East Main Street between 5 p.m. and 9 p.m.
The area between Academy Street and the courtsquare would be roped off, and those buying beer would have to stay in that area.
This is a slight change from last year when the beer garden was positioned near East Main Street’s intersection with Academy, away from the concert stage.
Hog Happenin’, which will take place on June 4 and 5, will feature a beer area at the 100 block of West Main Street. Alcohol will be available between 5 and 10 p.m. on Friday and noon to 7 p.m. Saturday.
During both events anyone entering the roped-off area will be required to be 21 and wear a wristband.
In other business, the City Council:
· Voted unanimously to approve the rezoning of .97 acres at the intersection of South Aspen and West Congress streets. The application to rezone the land from Central Business to Residential-Office was made by Citizens Insurance Agency.
· Approved the purchase of a 2005 bucket truck for the city’s electric department at the cost of $116,174.
· Approved to change orders for Highland Drive Park.
· Approved a request from American Promotional Events to sell fireworks in the Wal-Mart parking lot from June 22 to July 5. Proceeds from the sales will go to First Wesleyan Church.
City Council members Thursday approved the sale of beer and wine at two downtown events this year.
Alcohol will be sold at the five Alive After Five concerts and the Hog Happenin’ festival.
Last year was the first that beer and wine had been offered at both events, and city officials said they experienced no problems resulting from the sales.
Jennifer Byrd, chairwoman of the Promotions Work Group for the DDA, said there has been good feedback from the beer and wine sales.
“Last year was very successful,” she said.
During Alive After Five concerts, the beverages will be served from a draft wagon located on the southeastern section of the 100 block of East Main Street between 5 p.m. and 9 p.m.
The area between Academy Street and the courtsquare would be roped off, and those buying beer would have to stay in that area.
This is a slight change from last year when the beer garden was positioned near East Main Street’s intersection with Academy, away from the concert stage.
Hog Happenin’, which will take place on June 4 and 5, will feature a beer area at the 100 block of West Main Street. Alcohol will be available between 5 and 10 p.m. on Friday and noon to 7 p.m. Saturday.
During both events anyone entering the roped-off area will be required to be 21 and wear a wristband.
In other business, the City Council:
· Voted unanimously to approve the rezoning of .97 acres at the intersection of South Aspen and West Congress streets. The application to rezone the land from Central Business to Residential-Office was made by Citizens Insurance Agency.
· Approved the purchase of a 2005 bucket truck for the city’s electric department at the cost of $116,174.
· Approved to change orders for Highland Drive Park.
· Approved a request from American Promotional Events to sell fireworks in the Wal-Mart parking lot from June 22 to July 5. Proceeds from the sales will go to First Wesleyan Church.
by Alice Smith

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