Commission Meeting Agenda Item
Consideration of Approval for the Parks and Recreation Department to Partner with the Lady Lake Area Chamber of Commerce and the Lady Lake Historical Society to Host Blues in the Park on September 24th from 3-6PM.
Parks and Recreation
Staff Recommended Motion
Approval for the Parks and Recreation Department to Partner with the Lady Lake Area Chamber of Commerce and the Lady Lake Historical Society to Host Blues in the Park on September 24th from 3-6PM.
The Parks and Recreation Department is seeking permission to host Blues in the Park on September 24th. The cost of this event to cover bands, bounce houses and awards for the corn-hole tournament will be around $3,500.00. Initially I budgeted $1,500.00 to hire two bands on two separate occasions. I also budgeted $1,000.00 for Museum Night. We would make this the Museum Night Event. I am proposing to use the initial $1,500.00 for the bands, the $1,000.00 for Museum Night and the surplus of where I came in under on my events to make up the difference. After the Easter Egg Hunt I should have around $7,000.00 in my Promotional Events Line Item. Even with investing the $3,500.00, I should finish up the year with $3,500.00 for the year in this line item. I am looking too hire Packrat’s Smokehouse out of New Smyrna Beach. They are a very well know Blues Band that will cost us $2,500.00 and am considering hiring Bobby Blackmon as an opening act. If I hire Beautiful Bobby Blackmon, his performance will run us around $400.00. In addition to the bands, we are looking at having a corn hole tournament, museum scavenger hunt and bounce houses. We will have a Bar B Q truck and I am looking to have a vendor that will serve beer and wine.
001-7201-572-48-00 with a balance of $8,769.87 as of 03/10/22