The Lincolnton City Council will consider funding requests for two annual events during its meeting Thursday night.
Jason Harpe of the Lincoln County Historical Association will ask council members to allot $2,000 for next year’s Battle of Ramsour’s Mill Re-enactment, which takes place each spring.
An additional request will be heard from Business and Community Development Director Brad Guth to fund a band for the 2013 Hog Happenin’ in downtown Lincolnton. That event typically occurs in early June. Guth is expected to request $10,000 to cover the cost of booking a band for the event.
The headlining group for this year’s event was Charity Case, featuring radio personality Ace from “The Ace & TJ Show.”
The amounts requested by both were approved last year by council members for this year’s events, though some balked at the price tag for the latter. Council member Devin Rhyne had voted against funding the $10,000, saying he thought the amount seemed like a lot of money for a band. Event officials said at the time that they hoped to secure a bigger band to attract more people to the event and bring in more money.
Other items on the agenda for Thursday evening’s council meeting include: