WR downtown committee proposes spring festival

WARNER ROBINS -- A festival may just give the Warner Robins Downtown Development Authority a financial boost, the committee decided Tuesday.

The group voted Tuesday to sponsor an annual spring festival, beginning in 2012. Members said they hope the money will help boost funding for projects they are tasked with completing.

“We’re looking for possible fundraising and possible augmentation of our authority,” said Chairman Tony Robbins, “since we are non-funded at this point.”

Robbins said the board hopes to also include smaller fundraisers throughout the year, including “a mini-festival” this fall. Since the board does not have decision-making powers, the mayor and council must approve the festival idea.

It will be one of the items a representative of the DDA discusses at the next Redevelopment Agency meeting. The board also decided Tuesday to send a representative to the agency’s meeting to talk about parking in Commercial Circle.

Councilman Mike Daley, chairman of the Redevelopment Agency, attended the DDA meeting Tuesday, and updated them on a parking idea that was proposed to the council last week.

Daley said the idea is still not finalized, as it has not been determined whether permanent or temporary parking is necessary right now.

To contact writer Christina M. Wright, call 256-9685.