Friday, April 25, 2008

The 7/4 Parade Committee Strikes Back!


April 24, 2008

Statements made at last night’s Selecboard meeting with town manager Larry Shaffer regarding meeting with the Parade Committee were grossly inaccurate. The entire Parade Committee is shocked that our First Amendment rights apparently are not in equal balance with the other private organizations who put on privately run events in out town such as the Amherst Town Fair, the Taste of Amherst, Extravanganja, etc. The 2008 July 4’th Parade Committee appreciates the outpouring of support following last night’s Selectboard meeting.

The current July 4’th Parade Committee which is made up of private citizens who revived the parade after 26 years, will continue to run the Amherst July 4’th Parade just as other private groups are granted the right to run their own private event on town properties and roadways.

Sincerely,

Amherst July 4 Parade Committee
Springfield Republican Reports

2 comments:

O'Reilly said...

That's good news.

LarryK4 said...

The "nobody can mess with my little brother but me" routine.

The 7/4 meeting before this one was the most contentious in our seven year history and last night's was--by far--the most united.

We Shall Overcome!