I live in a community where summertime means some great festivals. There are many people who work tirelessly to present events for all citizens and visitors to enjoy. I'm lucky enough to be behind the scenes for one festival, and to be connected to other organizations that present other festivals.
In the past couple of days I've read many tweets and a few blogs that give tips for enjoying festivals on a budget. While these are good tips, I can only hope that people are still aware that the price of beer and food are part of the revenue that makes free concerts possible. Many local vendors contribute their time and food to introduce their service to new customers. Some of the food vendors are also local non-profit organizations that use the revenue from these festivals to provide the services our community needs. These festivals take a lot of dedication and sacrifice by all who are behind the scenes.
If people need to stay on a budget, I can only hope they still consider contributing a small amount of money to the festivals. It truly makes a difference to the balance of things.
There is no such thing as a free party.
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