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Rincon out to make 4th bigger, better

POSTED: July 28, 2007 5:03 a.m.

Many people worked hard to organize Rincon’s Fourth of July festivities this year, and the city is looking at how to make it even better next year.

At Monday night’s city council meeting, Mayor Ken Lee commended everyone who helped with the parade and festival.

“I appreciate everyone bringing our parade together,” he said Lee.

He then allowed interim city manager David Schofield to thank those in particular who worked on the project.

Schofield cited various city staff including city planner LaMeisha Hunter and finance director Brett Bennett for all their help.

“It was a team effort all the way around,” he said. “We had a bunch of staff out (to the event).”

He said he was out at 6:30 a.m. Saturday trying to get everything together.

There were about 200 people at the festival. However, the festivities were not as successful as everyone had hoped.

“It wasn’t a huge, huge success,” admitted Schofield to the council.

The city had to take the reins of the planning at the last minute after a major coordinator of the parade fell ill.

Schofield recommended to the council that they form a parade committee and have this body start planning in August for next year’s festivities. However, Councilman Ken Baxley noted that the city already has such a committee.

Councilman Lamar Crosby suggested the council hold a workshop to discuss the issue further.

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