The Evarts Tourist and Convention Commission began planning for their annual Labor Day Festival during a special called meeting on Wednesday.
Clerk Kristi Lamb said the commission is beginning work now in order to make the festival “bigger and better” than last year.
“This year our festival is going to be fantastic,” said Lamb. “We want to update and try to have musicians that people from out of the county will want to come to Evarts to see them perform. We’ve already started making phone calls.”
Members noted during the meeting that a sign honoring the 2012 fifth and sixth grade county football champions and the 2013 fifth and sixth grade Mid-Mountain Conference football champions has now been placed on Kelly Street. However, the sign will be moved to a location near the Clover Fork Veterans Memorial Bridge for more visibility, Lamb said.
After completing a recent audit, conducted by Certified Public Accountant Richard Scruggs, Lamb told members of the commission the audit “was great.”
Scruggs reported “there were no negatives to report on how the commission is spending their money.”
In other action the commission:
*Approved the minutes and bookkeeper’s report;
*Appointed commission member Henry Shackleford in charge of storing city Christmas decorations purchased by the commission;
*Approved a motion allowing the city clerk to check with state officials to see if the tourist commission can make a donation to the city’s fire department to help with the cost of purchasing a defibrillator.
Nola Sizemore may be reached at 606-573-4510, ext. 115, or on Twitter @nola_hde