McComb selectmen on Tuesday voted 4-2 to grant the McComb CityFair to hold a “midnight madness” event on April 1, but the companyproviding rides and concessions for the fair has stated no to theidea.
The fair will be held March 30 through April 3 at the McComb SportsPark and will feature rides, games, food, live entertainment, achicken cooking contest and other attractions.
Department of Community Relations and Tourism Director Tasha Dillonconfirmed Wednesday that Tiger Shark LLC opted to forego thepromotion this year.
She stated the company didn’t give a reason for its decision aboutthe promotion, but company representatives told her they are opento considering the proposal for future city fairs.
The promotion was to offer discounts on admission, rides and foodlater in the night.
“It’s a promotional tool used by many fairs to draw that latercrowd out,” Dillon told selectmen. “If we don’t do it, we won’thave that crowd that may come out to that extended hour.
“Whatever decision you all make, I’ll be fine with it,” shesaid.
Police Chief Greg Martin stated the one-time extension wouldn’t be aproblem but warned selectmen it could open the door for bars andother businesses to hound the city with similar requests.
Selectman Ted Tullos, who along with Selectmen Michael Cameronopposed the measure, stated the proposal was like “playing withfire.”
In other business, the board:
• Agreed to advertise for six-month bids for street repairmaterials.
• Received the 2010 fiscal year audited financial report from theSouthwest Mississippi Regional Medical Center Board ofTrustees.
• Declared this week as National Cystic Fibrosis AwarenessWeek.
• Announced the board’s next work session will be Tuesday at 5:30p.m. A special called meeting to discuss the motel tax willimmediately follow.
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