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Eureka Board of Aldermen Approve Event Applications

All the events are scheduled for next month.

Three events set for September received approval from the Eureka board of aldermen during its Tuesday night meeting.

All of the special events applications were unanimously approved. Alderman Shannon Britt was absent.

The events are scheduled for next month:

  • An antique show and flea market on Sept. 17 at located at 510 N. West Ave.
  • On the same day,  is holding a community fair at 76 The Legends Parkway to celebrate its 10-year anniversary. The center specializes in early childhood education.
  • , at 95 Hilltop Village Center Dr., plans to hold an indoor-outdoor party on Sept. 24.

Vita Walsh, representing J.P's grill, addressed the board. In an interview after the board meeting, Walsh, mother of John Pedrolie, said the event in late September is meant to boost customer engagement.

"The recession has just been killing all the businesses," she said, adding she hopes cooler weather will help bring more people out to her son's establishment. 

Mayor Kevin Coffey said the approval process lets the city and police department review the events and, if necessary, make recommendations about how they are set up.

"All are being held outside, which raises concerns about traffic control, traffic congestion and safety," Coffey said about the rationale behind the approval process in general.

These applications, though, like the vast majority of other event requests, were fine, the mayor said.

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