Council OKs Christmas event, but won’t agree to funding or free services

Imperial Chamber of Commerce Board members Mark Gran and Laura Goodsell (not visible in photo) join Executive Director Susan Paradis Wednesday night at the Imperial City Council meeting. Chamber supporter Sharon McDowell stands next to Gran. PHOTO MICHAEL MARESH

IMPERIAL — Christmas in a Small Town, which has been a tradition here for the last 31 years, likely will continue, but under a different business model.

The Imperial City Council Wednesday night approved the Imperial Chamber of Commerce to hold the traditional event, but it refused to provide financial and free staffing support that it has in the past.

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Vicki Viloria

While this discussion is definitely headed in the right direction, time is of the essence. Stalling any final agreements will affect the success of Christmas in a Small Town. I want to see this 30 year tradition continue.

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