Parade Candy

2014 Labor Day Weekend
August 30 and 31 (Sat and Sun)
Boerne, Texas

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Parade Candy

Postby Bill K » 02 Tue Sep, 2014 10:19 am

Hey All,
Richard had a great idea. In an effort to perhaps get throwing candy reinstated to the Parade it might help if the Mayor and City Manager hear from some folks about how much it took away from the Parade not being able to throw treats to the kids. Here are a couple of suggestions:
1. Be diplomatic. That always carries more weight than anger
2. Tell them you certainly appreciate their safety concerns
3. Urge them to seek a safe way to reinstate throwing stuff to the kids. (Maybe they could have as many officers watching the kids as they had watching us)
4. If any of you have a photo or two of kids standing there with their empty bags, attaching them could help

If you receive any responses please share them with the group.

Here is the Mayor and City Manager's names and email addresses:

Mayor: Mike Schultz mschultz@ci.boerne.tx.us

City Manager: Ron Bowman rbowman@ci.boerne.tx.us

Thanks for your help
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Re: Parade Candy

Postby RobertB » 06 Sat Sep, 2014 7:53 am

Does anyone know what prompted this change in rules? Was a child hurt, or almost hurt?
What a bummer, . . . . . . . that was half the fun.
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Re: Parade Candy

Postby Bill K » 06 Sat Sep, 2014 10:04 am

I was told that earlier in the year a lady was killed when she was hit trying to cross Main Street. But, I don't think that was related to the Parade.

They simply said they had an "Incident" at an earlier parade. I can only assume someone was injured.

And I agree, it sure took away from the Parade experience. I've emailed the Mayor and City Manager suggesting they try to devise a safe way for us to still be able to throw to the kids, but have not yet received a response.
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