When the items relating to Special Events and Recreation were reviewed, Councilwoman Nicole Williams inquired as to why the Azalea Festival had such a large amount in comparison to all other events. The amount has been $5,000. Councilman Tom Moore responded to her inquiry with information I had not known but I knew the special events committee under Tom and Madeline Moore had money and made money every year. Tom Moore stated that when the Town took over the Azalea Festival, the Special Events Committee put in $13,000 into the Town Coffers so that there would be a good amount annually for the festival.
The Town also is able to get a TDC grant yearly of $1,000 but it has to be applied for.
Karin for the blog