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Great American Pastime
Apr 26, 2009 | Views: 251
On this particular cruise-in, the Elizabethton, TN city planner(don't know his name) was trying to do away with the cruise-in. He claimed that to many fights broke out and that the crime rate went up, that was a bold faced lie! Me and my husband goes to this cruise-in just about every saturday night and we have never seen any trouble. As a matter of fact crime actually went down. And with the economy the way it is, just think of the horrible blow this would have on the businesses that are in the downtown area! This man really wanted to do away with it because he doesn't get his pockets lined (go figure)
Well fortunatly the citizens of Elizabethton still have plenty of backbone. When the people heard of the ridiculous notion of banning the downtown cruise-in, they were outraged. They demanded a town meeting, especially the people who owns restaurants in the historic downtown section. One restaurant said that they would lose over 90,000 dollars if the cruise-in was taken away. With an average of 250-300 cars that comes down on a saturday evening, 2 people per car, and an average of $20 per person being spent it doesn't take a genious to do the math. Oh and lets not forget the stores who keeps their doors open during the cruise-in, and everybody knows that us women loves to shop :), so that would be that much more money that would be lost. So the cruise-in stays. Looks like that city planner needs to slow down on the stupid pills, as does all our politicians both local and federal.
So this just goes to show that no matter how stupid a thing our politicians try to pull, if we stick together and let our voices be heard LOUDLY we can overcome their stupidity. So if any of ya'll are ever close by come on down to downtown Elizabethton,TN and enjoy a great atmosphere with many a great rides. There is something for everyone :)
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