By Leon Potter
I am writing to you based on my concern regarding the Maricopaville Festival to be held Nov. 24. I am a small-business owner myself. I absolutely like the general idea of the Maricopa’s support of local small businesses and I applaud past efforts.
While looking at the published press release by the City of Maricopa, I see there are activities for families including children like; petting zoo, bounces houses and children’s activities sponsored by local non-profits. Among the bullet points of “family fun” is a beer garden. I cannot support the City of Maricopa co-sponsoring an event on City property that promotes the use of alcohol on its premises, Pacana Park.
I urge the City of Maricopa to consider alcohol-free events, especially when it comes to families and children.