Sunday, May 8, 2011

Forks Approve Beer and Wine for Community Days

On a 3 to 1 vote, the Forks Township BoS approved a proposal to sell beer and wine at Forks Community Days.

The concept is to raise money for the Business and Commerce Association of Forks (BCAF). The mission of BCAF is to serve as the link among the Forks business community, residents and the supervisors. It also serves as a networking forum for business, and finally as a means for community service projects.

70% of the money raised by beer and wine sales at the Forks Township Community Days will be used locally by BCAF for community and economic development activities, while 30% of the sales will be allocated to the The Easton Area Chamber of Commerce.

To be honest, I had a hard time voting for this proposal. I had to balance the need for constructive local economic development with changing the overall character and charm of the Community Days.

I voted yes, after I received assurances the wine and beer sales would have very strict rules and would not drastically change the charm and character of Forks Community Days.