League City gets behind Holiday in the Park
Volunteer organizers of League City's upcoming Holiday in the Park Parade & Festival can breathe a huge sigh of relief now.
After refusing to comment on whether the city itself would lend a hand this year even while she had her staff scrutinizing the cost of helping out, Mayor Toni Randall now says this year's holiday celebration will receive its normal support from the city.
We're not going to pull the plug on it this year," Randall said. That's ridiculous."
The event will be held this Friday through Sunday, Dec. 4-6, at League Park, 200 N. Park.
It is put on by a non-profit group called League City Proud, but League City's police department, public works department and parks department assist with the event at a cost of $15,000 to $17,000 a year.
Had the city not provided its support for Holiday in the Park Parade & Festival, the parade portion of the celebration would have had to be canceled, according to its organizers.
Randall said she is planning to attend Saturday night's parade.
I never said that I was pulling the city's support," Randall said. I said that I wanted to see what the cost is of putting the parade on just like I will do with anything else that comes up from this point forward. That's just good business."
Despite her qualms about spending city money on the event, she blamed speculation that the city wouldn't help with the event on people drumming up yappy stuff and trying to create a mess where there's not."
That's not cool," Randall said.
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