With Fake Patty’s day only a few days away, there’s talk from a variety of sources–and the subject was, not surprisingly, examined at Tuesday’s Aggieville Business Association meeting. Executive Director Evan Tuttle reminded those in attendance of the different name his group uses for the not-so-welcome annual event “Green Break.”
Tttle is optimistic about preparations this year. He told the association members streets in Aggieville will be closed all day Saturday, with no parking signs put up Thursday. Bars will open at 9 a.m. with breakfast. And 32 Porta Potties will be in the area.
Recycling will be going on as it has the past three years, according to James Coover with the Students for Environmental Action at Kansas State. Coover says a variety of items will be recycled such as cans, cups, and plastics.
The event is this Saturday, with media briefings by Riley County Police throughout the day.
On the heels of Fake Patty’s Day in Aggieville comes another St. Patrick’a Day celebration the following weekend. The official St. Patrick’s Day in aggieville features a breakfast, races, and a parade. Tuttle told ABAmembers its not too late to become a part of the festivities…
Tuttle will be a guest on KMAN’s “In Focus” next Monday regarding the official St. Patrick’s Day plans.
And Aggieville is celebrating a big birthday this year, according to Aggieville Business Association Executvie Director Evan Tuttle. Tuttle announced that anniversay date to be celebrated on Setpember 20th this year.
And Purple Power Play on Poyntz will be held in City Park again this fall. That was the word at Tuesday’s Aggieville Business Association meeting, with the announcement that the event is set for August 28th and 29th. Association Executive Director Evan Tuttle is pleased with plans to have it there again, saying it helps out both Aggieville and the downtown.
Another event mentioned at the group’s meeting was the Yard Art Classics Car club’s annual car show May 10th. Dave Adams is in charge of this year’s show at City Park and he says the public can play a vital role in the event also, with a people’s choice award. And of course those with classic cars are encouraged to attend.
And an update was provided on Bluemont Avenue, which has been ripped up for a while–with a project that’s taken longer than originally expected. Nathan Bergman is the Senior Project Manager at Bartlett and West, and reported to Aggieville Business Association members regarding the project which involves a bike trail and sidewalks. Hopes are to have the project completed by May first.
Some restriping work was planned later in the week. The bike lane, sidewalk and sidewalk ramps and the final concrete for the concrete median to be placed still need to be done.