CRA mulls potential Main Street ‘First Night’ celebration

Published: Friday, October 26, 2012 at 06:19 PM.

“Fred Astaire (the Crestview dance studio franchise) could have dancing; restaurants could offer catering or a buffet,” she said. “It could be as elaborate or as small as we have the vision to do. The idea is to encourage the people from Crestview to celebrate here at home instead of going to other cities, and maybe even bring people from other cities to Crestview to celebrate New Year’s Eve.”

When CRA board member Tim Grandberry noted that several local churches present New Year’s Eve celebrations, Helt said they could incorporate their events in a community-wide celebration.

“Perhaps some of the churches would want to pull together and be part of a larger event,” she said.

Though some community organizations have set events for the holiday, that shouldn’t stop the CRA from organizing a community celebration, board member Thomas Gordon said.

“There’s always competition,” he said. “I certainly support this type of activity.”

In other matters, the CRA board:

• Unanimously approved $18,000 in façade-improvement grant requests for Stewart Law Firm’s buildings at 213 and 215 N. Main St.

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