Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Big events in the small towns

THERE ARE SOME important things to remember when we have big events in Quincy. We are showcasing our community and our attitudes, and impressions are very important to visitors.

Last Saturday was the annual Bridge The Gap To Health race on the waterfront. The race and walk came up Maine Street for the first time from the river, and though it closed off downtown and killed our business for the first 90 minutes Saturday morning, Sheryl and I were fine with it. Tons of people on a glorious day taking it all in? Small price to pay.

I love it when somebody from out of town comments about their positive experiences here. Click on this link to read a St. Louis blogger's impressions last Saturday. And good for us in the Q-Town!

This weekend, Gus Macker is back around Washington Park and tons of people will be in town and spending good money here. I will write more about Gus later, and this event has changed a lot over the years, but please put your best foot forward if you are involved with Gus or meet somebody from out of town.

At the end of June, my brother Steve and his son, Riley, from Phoenix, visit Quincy and will be here during the Mid-Summer Arts Faire. We will have a great time.

We have a lot of good things happening in Q-Town, especially downtown. If you are visiting, I hope you have a positive experience here.

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