Friday, August 14, 2009

8/14 Blog

It’s the back to school blog! It’s easy to say who is the most excited about school starting back in my house (hint: it’s not the kids!). I’m not looking forward to the early morning carpool routine again but it’s a small price to pay. I’m more of a morning person than I used to be, but it’s still my least favorite part of the day.

Some of you may have noticed the story in this week’s Daily Journal about us giving back $30,000 to the city. What that boils down to is that in addition to having a solid year financially, we have been able to find some “one-time” money that really pushed us over the top. Most years that money would have been deposited into our rainy day fund to help us out in less successful times. Given the state of the economy, we felt that it would be in everyone’s best interest if we gave some back to the city for use in this year’s general fund. It’s certainly an unusual position to be in but these are unusual times.

As for activity here in the arena, we’re hosting the second Weston Reed Cardiovascular Conference this weekend. Later this month both the United Way and the Boys and Girls Clubs will be hosting meetings here. And the Tupelo Fair will make its’ return Friday, August 28 through Monday, September 7. Events currently on sale include Playhouse Disney Live (two shows on September 26) and Disney on Ice: Finding Nemo (November 12-15).

Since school is starting again, this week’s song in “Back in the Saddle” by Aerosmith. With that we’ll send a “get well soon” out to Steven Tyler as he recovers from what must have been a nasty spill off the stage in South Dakota last week.

Hope everyone has a great week. Don’t forget the free show next Thursday, August 17, at Fairpark featuring Blue Mountain. Maybe I’ll see you there!

Until next time,


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