A Nice Riverfront Weekend, But Where Were the Promoters??
There were two evenings of entertainment on the New Albany waterfront this past holiday weekend and both were, as I understand it, sparsely attended. (I was at the Sunday night festivities)
Saturday evening a musical venue at which local talent performed selections of their favorite styles. Sunday night was an outdoor showing of the movie "Happy Feet" via the Greenpeace organization.
Both were free and open to the public. Both offered the City of New Albany an opportunity to promote itself.
Both were well enjoyed by the few that were present.
Neither were well advertised in advance.
Neither were well represented by either their organizers or city officials.
Neither apparantly, were covered by the local press. But then they're having overtime issues.
So again the question pops up. How are we to advance our agenda for growth & advancement if our leadership will not show up to support their own endeavors?
Or is this yet another venue that private citizen groups must shoulder the responsibility for?
Will we ever learn to make the most of what resources we do have available to us?
Is there an unwritten law somewhere that says the elected are to remain unseen in public save for election season?
What better time for them to take heed of the heartbeat of the general populace than an evening on the riverfront?
Oh that's right. They all have familys & full time jobs! My Bad!!