Festivals' Party Atmosphere Criticized Family Friendly Events Called For
Burmeister, Caren, The Florida Times Union
JACKSONVILLE BEACH -- Summer weekend festivals like the Springing the Blues Festival and annual Opening of the Beaches may do a lot to create a fun environment and bring visitors downtown, but at least one councilman says he thinks the partylike atmosphere has gone too far.
Mitch Kinsey says he wants the city to hold a workshop and find ways to make the programs more family friendly, as the city originally intended them to be.
In a letter sent to City Manager George Forbes Friday, Kinsey said he had received numerous complaints about alcohol violations at the Opening of the Beaches and the last two festivals.
At the April 30 opening parade, Kinsey said he saw people …
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Publication information: Article title: Festivals' Party Atmosphere Criticized Family Friendly Events Called For. Contributors: Burmeister, Caren - Author. Newspaper title: The Florida Times Union. Publication date: July 26, 2000. Page number: Not available. © 2007 The Florida Times-Union. COPYRIGHT 2000 Gale Group.
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