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CBW to Host Concert in the Park in 2014

IMG_8885Williams Residents were greeted with unusual silence this summer as the Annual Williams ‘Concert in the Park’, formerly known as ‘Music at the Museum’, was absent from the cities activity calendar.

The only event scheduled was on August 15th, with a performance by the ‘Hot Rods’ and a Barbeque sponsored by the Williams Fire Department.

The annual event, hosted by the City of Williams Parks & Recreations District was unable to raise the adequate funds to host the event for the season.

“We had a lot of people asking questions,” said Ash, “we generally have quite a few contributors to help with this event, but somehow it missed the mark.”

Letters were sent out to business asking for donations in December of last year.

“The event is self-reliant on donations,” said Williams City Mayor, Pat Ash.

When news that the City was unable to host the event, Ash took attention to the subject.

“I organized the event back in 2010,” said Ash, “I have been to other communities that had something similar and I thought it was appropriate for our community.”

“When the City of Williams developed its Parks & Recreation Department, I felt it should be a part of a city program and turned it over to them,” Ash added.

Ash approached the City Manager and discussed the options for the annual event, and discussed the future of the event.

“I asked if the event could be given to a non-profit,” said Ash, “I knew the Citizens for a Better Williams would gladly take on the event; I Rather have a non-profit take on the event, rather than an individual.”

The subject was brought to the Williams City Council, and no opposition was given on the transfer.

The Citizens for a Better Williams and is a registered 501(c)3 Non-Profit Organization, and all donations made to the organization are tax deductible.

Founded in 2006, the Citizens for a Better Williams annually hosts ‘Williams Pioneer Day’ in June, and ‘The Festival of Lights in December’. The group also manages the American flags in downtown Williams during appropriate holidays and events; in addition, the group provides homecoming and tributes to our local service men and women.

“I thought it was a great idea,” said CBW President, Andi Armstrong, “The event fits in our realm of activities, so why not give it a try.”

The Citizens for a Better Williams was looking for other avenues of adding items to help attract visitors and instill a greater sense of community.

“The event has proved to be a success the first two years,” said Armstrong, “it’s now in our hands to reestablish the event and continue its success.”

The organization meets every fourth Monday, at 6:00 p.m. in Louis Cairos, Williams.

“Anyone willing to volunteer and to participate in the Citizens for a Better Williams Events, are welcome to join the meeting,” said Armstrong. 

 

Lloyd Green Jr, Editor
Lloyd Green Jr, Editorhttps://williamspioneer.com
Lloyd Green Jr. is the Owner and Publisher of the Williams Pioneer Review. He is dedicated in publishing the news and informing the community of Colusa County. Lloyd has been with the publication since 2008, and purchased the business in 2010. Under his ownership the newspaper has grown significantly in subscriptions, publishes weekly, and obtained the title of Newspaper of General Circulation by the Superior Court of Colusa County in Sept. 2017. Lloyd is also the director of advertising, classified manager, legal notice clerk, and circulation manager. To contact Lloyd, email him at lloyd@colusacountynews.net or call (530) 458-4141 ext. 100.

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