ISSUE: City event planners
OUR VIEW: Festivals deserve resources
If city of Elizabethtown officials had not decided to take on event planning early in 2012, area residents, visitors and businesses might not have Heartland Festival in the Park and Cruisin’ the Heartland to enjoy.
At that time, the Hardin County Chamber of Commerce refocused its efforts on initiatives that had more direct impact on its members, vacating management of the festivals. Both events were created by former chamber directors.