The President’s Letter
The Chamber’s Arts and Crafts festival was, unfortunately, canceled the morning of the event. While the event is held “rain or shine”, unexpected high winds created a situation that would have caused damage to our vendor’s items and may have caused injury. We were very sad to have to make the last-minute cancellation due to the unexpected winds, and heavy rain.
I would like to congratulate our Chamber staff and board, committee, volunteers, sponsors, and non-profits for contributing to the success of the 2018 Frederick Road Fridays music season! Even though we dealt with a very rainy summer, we did manage to have record crowds! We are excited to have Guinness in our beer lineup and look forward to serving Guinness in 2019! This very popular event continues to grow as more and more people are enjoying this free event. I’m proud to say, that as chairman for the FRF committee, our decision to serve beverages without mandatory cups, has proved to virtually eliminate wait times for beer and wine. The addition of recycling bins is helping all of us to be more environmentally responsible and helping to reduce waste.
As I mentioned in last month’s letter, we have partnered with the League of Dreams, for our first ever Fall Festival. Fest on The Field will be held on Sunday, October 7, from 2-6. Come on out and enjoy live music, food, beverages, corn hole, and a kid zone. Meet Orioles broadcaster Mike Bordick, and the Oriole Bird! It’s free, and just like Frederick Road Fridays, a portion of the proceeds will help this great nonprofit.
See you around the Ville.