In a statement released Monday by Grow Trigg Publicity Chairman Linda Humbert, the group will hold a Picnic in the Park at 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 19 at the park. Preliminary plans for the event include live music, food and drinks, according to the release.
Grow Trigg will also sponsor a bicycle fund-raising event, “Pedal Against Prohibition,” from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. that same day. Those in attendance can choose from a 15, 25 or 40-mile route. Early registration is $25, and riders can register on the Grow Trigg website: www.growtrigg.com or at: www.regonline.com/growtrigg Maps and other information are available on-line. Bike ride mass start is at 8 a.m.
Grow Trigg members also heard from Murray City Council Member Greg Anderson, who said that although Murray is already moist, city leaders are talking about the legal sale of alcohol as an option to bring in more revenue.
Controlling the sale of alcohol will not keep people from abusing it, said Anderson, who added that he thinks the sale of alcohol will enhance tourism in Western Kentucky, since it has helped in Murray.
“This has worked out well for Murray; on top of a new revenue stream for the city, around $130,000 a year, we also brought in new jobs, and made Murray a more exciting place to visit and call home,” Anderson said. “Contrary to concerns in 2000, there have not been more DUIs or alcohol related incidents.”
Grow Trigg President Ken Culwell said he is offended by the allegations by the group Trigg Citizens Against Alcohol, which has stated that alcohol leads to the destruction of families and has displayed signs stating that.
Members also discussed fundraising events and telephone campaigns, and talked about distributing Grow Trigg signs, in addition to other ways the organization plans to get people out to vote on Tuesday, Sept. 29, the date of the special election on alcohol.
“We need money for advertising to let Trigg County voters know about the election,” Culwell said.
The group’s next meeting will be held at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 2, at its headquarters on Main Street in Cadiz.