Tuesday, May 25, 2021

Welcome back Gus!

GUS MACKER IS back in Quincy for one last hurrah in Washington Park. It's one of our favorite events of the year and it's three days of hard work, loads of fun and a great way to show off our downtown. I'm working on the national staff again and this time I'll be hanging around the bracket tent, though I'm sure I'll be out and about and maybe even doing a Dream Court game or two. I bet we can even get Malcolm to run through the tunnel before the start of a DC game!

Let's dispel the biggest rumor right now - this is not necessarily the last Gus Macker in Quincy. The Exchange Club has put it on for 30 years and has decided to step away from organizing the tournament. It's a lot of work and though it's a great fundraiser and the club has distributed hundreds of thousands of dollars to local charities. But the time has come for them to step away.

I think it will be the last one in downtown Quincy, and likely the last one on Memorial Day Weekend. Maybe. Let's just say we are thinking of new and unique approaches to keeping Gus alive and well in the Q-town.

In the meantime, let's enjoy one last weekend around the square. A reminder to our awesome and loyal Second String Music customers that it will be tough to get to Fifth and Maine on Saturday, so stock up on your musical needs before that if necessary. We will still be open Saturday if you want to also enjoy the basketball scene.

Sheryl and I love Gus and we hope this weekend ends the downtown run on a positive note. Work on your game and I'll see you downtown!

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