Archive for Thursday, March 12, 2009

Five Questions: Festive Outlook

Raheema Sampson of FCB Bank is returning for her second year of the De Soto Days Festival Committee, which is already having meetings to plan the Labor Day Weekend event.

Raheema Sampson of FCB Bank is returning for her second year of the De Soto Days Festival Committee, which is already having meetings to plan the Labor Day Weekend event.

March 12, 2009

Q: This is you second year as chairman of the De Soto Days Festival Committee. What did you learn last year?

A: There really wasn’t that much to learn because the festival has been going on so long. I don’t want to say it runs itself, because it is a lot of work.

The only thing I learned was maybe we needed a few new things.

Q: What will be new for 2009?

A: We’re going g to do a Little Mr. and Miss De Soto Pageant. We’re in the process of getting a new Web site. We’ll probably have people go online and vote for the candidates there.

Q: What is the new Web site?

A: www.desotodays.com. It’s not up and running but it probably will be in about a month.

It will have a festival timeline of activities, places for vendors to go to submit entries and parade entries. We’re trying to automate a lot of that process this year.

Q: Will De Soto Days move to Riverfest Park or stay at Miller Park?

A: We’re going to keep it at Miller Park. We aren’t sure how the ground would handle the carnival out at Riverfest Park. Until we get a couple of more years of seeing how that ground of Riverfest Park is, we’re going to keep it at Miller Park.

Q: Do you need more volunteers?

A: We could always use more volunteers. We having a meeting at 5 p.m. Thursday at the (FCB) bank. If you want to volunteer, stop b. Or call me at 583-3222.

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