Festival lays an egg with Venice organizations
By Cindy Johnson Howard
As a member of the Board of Directors of the Venice High School Alumni Association, I wish to voice my displeasure with this year's Abbott Kinney Festival.
By placing our booth, along with the other "non-profits," on the side streets we were invisible to the crowds.
The original spirit of the festival was to showcase local artisans and the organizations serving the community. By pushing all of us to the side streets much of that spirit was removed.
In years past we have been able to increase our membership and through those memberships we are able to award substantial scholarships to Venice High School graduates.
If we are to be as invisible next year we will consider not participating.
Posted: Wed - October 1, 2003 at 06:59 PM