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F.A.M.E. Festival cancelled

Sad news as the 2007 F.A.M.E. festival, which was planned to take place on June 2nd, has been cancelled.

From the 5/2/07 Phoenix article:

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The Phoenixville Jaycees announced the cancellation late Sunday evening in a broadly-circulated letter from Jaycees president Carlos Ciruelos. "After several meetings with key Jaycees board members, I regret to announce that the Jaycees will not be able to host this year's FAME Festival," Ciruelos wrote.


"Although several Jaycees members made tremendous efforts towards planning this year's event," he continued, "it became clear over recent weeks that these efforts could not deliver the caliber of festival that we could justify delivering to our community.


"Announcing the cancellation of a community event is one of the most difficult decisions that our team has had to make," he said.

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All is not lost however. Barry Cassidy and the Main Street CDC has stepped up with plans to fill the void.

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But Main Street-Community Development Corporation director Barry Cassidy responded to the near-midnight announcement Sunday by 7:00 a.m. Monday morning. "The two June dates will not be lost," he wrote in an e-mail to the Jaycees, Borough officials and members of the CDC board. "I am going to create [a] summer music festival preview for [those] two days... Unless someone says something different."


Bands scheduled for the summer would be scheduled for time slots from First Friday, June 1, through Sunday, June 3. "It'll be three days of great entertainment," Cassidy said Monday morning.

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Here is to hoping Barry and the CDC folks can pull it off. Last year was my first F.A.M.E. festival and my wife and I and a number of our friends had a great time, even if we couldn't find the Duck Race. I'll post more information as it becomes available.

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Source: The Phoenix.

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