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catwoman

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Jul 27, 2012
 

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I hope nobody missed the "Bike Parade" tonight! If you blinked you sure did miss it. Another 1st for BTown. There must have been maybe 50 bikes if that many. They were even in town before 7:00 P.M. We no more got set down and they were gone!!
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Jul 28, 2012
 

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You had to be seeing double, there were 25 bikes if that many!
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Jul 28, 2012
 

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That's all that's left of the once mighty Honda extravaganza!
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Jul 28, 2012
 

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What's the point of blocking off downntown before 4:00 rush hour so we could get in to the bank. I wanted to stop and see about Even Stevens tickets but I couldn't get down Columbus to get parked. Does anyone know if the show is sold out?

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justa nobody wrote:
What's the point of blocking off downntown before 4:00 rush hour so we could get in to the bank. I wanted to stop and see about Even Stevens tickets but I couldn't get down Columbus to get parked. Does anyone know if the show is sold out?
I don't know why they continue to have this event right in the middle of town....especially considering the mess around the court house this year. It doesn't make sense.

The streets were blocked off at 9 AM when I tried to get to a downtown business.....I guess to give the vendors time to set up? If I were a business owner in that area, I would definitely not want traffic blocked to my store. Not even for one day.
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Jul 28, 2012
 

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The whole event is terrible. The booths, the parade. They either need to revisit their approach or cancel it all together. I don't know how ANY money was made. We went up for about a half hour (about 7:10) and had missed the parade...I didn't even know there was going to be a parade this year, it didn't say that anywhere I saw. And of the 100 people that were up there, 75 of them were white trash.

Why can Logan County (more notably Bellefontaine) not seem to put on a quality event of ANY kind? Our fair is one of the worst fairs in the state, our infamous "festival" is embarrassing...

Quality community events pump money back into the community. If we're going to have a "Party at the Peak" then we need to have a freaking "Party at the Peak." Put it up at Campbell hill, bring in some concerts (not a DJ bumping Justin Beiber), bring in some rides for the kids, some games, a beer garden for adults...center it around the 4th of July and shoot fireworks off from the highest point in Ohio after the concerts...make it an all day event on a WEEKEND. Spend some money to make some money. You can mix all of that in with the crappy vendors you have now and more people will come. ADVERTISE it, not just on the web and in the Examiner...put it out in Union, Shelby, Hardin and Champaign Counties...sell tickets in advance for the concerts with a corporate sponsor and smaller sponsors who cover half of the cost in exchange for advertising...

It's not rocket science on how to put on a good event that people will actually enjoy.

Keep your motorcycle parade, but make it a poker run too...with aforementioned events, the parade will grow in size again. Go Sturgis style or something...just don't put out the same crappy event next year.

Just my two cents.

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Jul 28, 2012
 
Good ideas, Herp.
Metro

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Jul 28, 2012
 
HerpDerp wrote:
The whole event is terrible. The booths, the parade. They either need to revisit their approach or cancel it all together. I don't know how ANY money was made. We went up for about a half hour (about 7:10) and had missed the parade...I didn't even know there was going to be a parade this year, it didn't say that anywhere I saw. And of the 100 people that were up there, 75 of them were white trash.

Why can Logan County (more notably Bellefontaine) not seem to put on a quality event of ANY kind? Our fair is one of the worst fairs in the state, our infamous "festival" is embarrassing...

Quality community events pump money back into the community. If we're going to have a "Party at the Peak" then we need to have a freaking "Party at the Peak." Put it up at Campbell hill, bring in some concerts (not a DJ bumping Justin Beiber), bring in some rides for the kids, some games, a beer garden for adults...center it around the 4th of July and shoot fireworks off from the highest point in Ohio after the concerts...make it an all day event on a WEEKEND. Spend some money to make some money. You can mix all of that in with the crappy vendors you have now and more people will come. ADVERTISE it, not just on the web and in the Examiner...put it out in Union, Shelby, Hardin and Champaign Counties...sell tickets in advance for the concerts with a corporate sponsor and smaller sponsors who cover half of the cost in exchange for advertising...

It's not rocket science on how to put on a good event that people will actually enjoy.

Keep your motorcycle parade, but make it a poker run too...with aforementioned events, the parade will grow in size again. Go Sturgis style or something...just don't put out the same crappy event next year.

Just my two cents.
are you going to chair the event next year? Great ideas but you need volunteers to make it work. JMO
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Bellefontaine, OH

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Jul 28, 2012
 

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Ridiculous is Bellefontaine and Urbana Fire Departments putting their ladder trucks out of service so a few bikers can ride their bikes under a flag.
animal control

Cardington, OH

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Jul 29, 2012
 
how did the lesbian couple on the yeller can-am spider do in the hand tossed dough compitition....?....Baby!

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btown momma

Bellefontaine, OH

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Jul 29, 2012
 
HerpDerp wrote:
The whole event is terrible. The booths, the parade. They either need to revisit their approach or cancel it all together. I don't know how ANY money was made. We went up for about a half hour (about 7:10) and had missed the parade...I didn't even know there was going to be a parade this year, it didn't say that anywhere I saw. And of the 100 people that were up there, 75 of them were white trash.
Why can Logan County (more notably Bellefontaine) not seem to put on a quality event of ANY kind? Our fair is one of the worst fairs in the state, our infamous "festival" is embarrassing...
Quality community events pump money back into the community. If we're going to have a "Party at the Peak" then we need to have a freaking "Party at the Peak." Put it up at Campbell hill, bring in some concerts (not a DJ bumping Justin Beiber), bring in some rides for the kids, some games, a beer garden for adults...center it around the 4th of July and shoot fireworks off from the highest point in Ohio after the concerts...make it an all day event on a WEEKEND. Spend some money to make some money. You can mix all of that in with the crappy vendors you have now and more people will come. ADVERTISE it, not just on the web and in the Examiner...put it out in Union, Shelby, Hardin and Champaign Counties...sell tickets in advance for the concerts with a corporate sponsor and smaller sponsors who cover half of the cost in exchange for advertising...
It's not rocket science on how to put on a good event that people will actually enjoy.
Keep your motorcycle parade, but make it a poker run too...with aforementioned events, the parade will grow in size again. Go Sturgis style or something...just don't put out the same crappy event next year.
Just my two cents.
All good ideas, why don't uou put this in a letter and send to Benedetti and the chamber of commerce, it might inspire them.
Grandpa Jones

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Metro wrote:
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are you going to chair the event next year? Great ideas but you need volunteers to make it work. JMO
It definitely needs leadership and planning. Organizations need to be notified well in advance. DeGraff festival has more activities than Bellefontaine. I just saw a tiny little notice about two days before the event. I felt if that was all the interest it couldn't be much and I was right.
Planning for next year should begin right now. Why wait? Ho hummmm!!!
BHS GRAD

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I counted the bikes there were 40 of them never seen anything so bad in my life this thing is DEAD look for something else to waste your money on Benedetti I walk around for about 5 minutes then spent another 30 seconds watching the bikes I agree taking 2 ladder trucks out of service for that Chief you need to get your sh-- together
BugEyed

Bellefontaine, OH

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#14
Jul 30, 2012
 
Events for money making purposes should only be done for 2-3 years maximum. After that the curiosity wears off and people are done. The exception here would be the Relay for Life which is constantly pulling in new people and not the same old thing. The Cruise In downtown is going to be falling off sooner or later too. What will the Holland Theater do then?
Pot festival planner

Centerburg, OH

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#15
Jul 30, 2012
 
When we have some sense and legalize marijuana, we could have some sort of stonerfest downtown and the someone might get hungry and buy some food off of those pathetic vendors.
Pot festival planner

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Jul 30, 2012
 
then
Moldylocks

Bellville, OH

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Jul 30, 2012
 
Hey, I'll bet Bellefontaine's city fathers would really go for a stonedfest!
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Maybe someone else should plan it because whoever doing the planning now don't have a clue whats going on. bad dj and bad vendors . hey Paul and the rest of the chamber of commerce ,last year was bad but this year was the worst ever. The raising the flag was good ,Bellefontaine and Urbana fire depts. did a super job.
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Cardington, OH

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Aug 11, 2012
 
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