Archive for Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Blues and BBQ attendees now know where De Soto is

October 22, 2008

There were visitors to the area last weekend who expressed the fact that they had difficulty in locating De Soto Riverfest Park for the De Soto Chamber of Commerce Blues and BBQ Festival. I see that as a positive comment in that it meant they had never before had a reason to visit De Soto. Now they know where we are, and with a good experience, will return to shop and attend the future events planned at our premier facility.

Although the responsibility for the park’s inaugural event was our chamber of commerce, it is a collective effort by their members and the entire northwest Johnson County community. The 182 Chamber members come from a number of other cities besides De Soto, and 50 percent of the volunteer workers and 50 percent of the underwriters came from outside our political boundary to ensure a successful event at our new park.

We all are in this together and have an interest in having De Soto grow and prosper.

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