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Time to prepare for Burning Mountain Festival

Kay Vasilakis

Only 171 days until the 2003 Burning Mountain Festival, scheduled for Saturday, July 18. This year, the festival will be celebrating its 30th anniversary. An organizational meeting has been set for 7:20 p.m. Monday, Feb. 17, in the multi-purpose room of the Community Center. Food and drink will be provided.Chamber prez Charlie Ringer commented, “We had a great team, super energy, and highly successful festival last year, so let’s continue to build on that success and make this year’s event another in a long series of memorable times for our town. We hope that all of you who were involved in 2002 will return, in a capacity of your own choosing, and bring along a friend or two to help with the job.”This year we will be organized in a slightly different manner, in that we will have co-chairs responsible for the various activity areas, such as Burning Mountain Park, Ritter Plaza, Main Street, outlying areas, special events leading up to Saturday, parade, vendor screening and acceptance, and so on, with a single festival chair coordinating it all but not physically running any one activity. So no need to be anxious about volunteering to be festival chair, since help will be forthcoming from all quarters. Right? Right!”Share your comments and ideas via e-mail (chaz@rof.net) beforehand. The menu for the CMC Senior Nutrition Luncheon on Monday, Feb. 3, at the New Castle Community Center will be swiss steak in tomato sauce, baked potato half with fixings, green salad, nesselrode pudding, and a roll. Please call Kay at 984-2308 if you have any New Castle news to share.

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