|What Is The Columbia Heights Day Initiative?|
|Written by Columbia Heights News|
|Tuesday, 18 September 2007|
We heard the buzz surrounding Columbia Heights Day several weeks ago but were unable to contact the organizers until fairly recently. We were told that they were careful not to advertise the event too extensively until they new it was actually going to happen. They just recently received all the necessary permits. We requested more information on who the organizers are and how the funds they receive from donations will be spent. We got the following response.
The Columbia Heights Day Initiative is comprised of three permanent resident board members, a community service board member and a business representative board member. They are Sergio Herrera, Alan Petner, Allison Basker, Jeff Brown and Doron Petersan of Sticky Fingers Bakery, respectively. All proceeds will go towards the operating expenses for the festival (permits, insurance, tables, tents, moon bounce, etc.) All human capital is volunteered, this includes both our time (it's turned into a second job for most of us) and the performers. Any left over funds will be retained for subsequent events. Columbia Heights Day will be an annual event, but our organization was formed in such a way that we will be able to plan other such neighborhood events and there have been discussions about hosting a community mural day in the spring.
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|Last Updated ( Tuesday, 18 September 2007 )|