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Event Planning Tips
Location! Location! Location! When planning your event, look for places that have plenty of parking, restrooms, and spaces for vendors. If the event will be using parking that is not free and public, a letter of approval is required from any and all property owners.
Health and Safety Always plan for the unexpected and prepare to act. Someone could suddenly become ill, start choking or there could be a fire and you will want more than water and band aids. The City requires an emergency plan for all events and it must address how you, the organizer, will deal with emergency concerns.
Are you hosting a parade? or Festival? Traffic can be a real concern without clearly marked detours and parking. A traffic control plan and map is required for any special event.
For more information or questions, please call us at 903-465-2720 Ext. 2030.