Bulletin Staff Report

The Bangs Mayfest celebration sponsored by the Bangs Business Association was attended by more than 2,000 people and raised more than $1,800 for community projects, members of the association were told at their May meeting last week, on May 6.

Some additional income will still come in from T-shirt sales, the association was told, and ideas for further improvements to the annual event held on the first Saturday of May were recorded.

Mayfest Chair Betty Ellis said the event enjoyed outstanding participation, and the parade featured 91 entries.

Tim Johnson said the car show held in conjunction with Mayfest had excellent participation and those bringing their vehicles for exhibit enhanced the Mayfest parade significiantly.

In other business, the association determined that its membership boundaries would be the geographic boundaries of the Bangs Independent School District, and existing members outside that area would be grandfathered and remain in the association as long as they keep their membeership in good standing.

BBA President Terry Bennie said economic development sales tax collected by the city since last October is up to $13,000.

Jimmie Ellis and Kenneth Fitzgerald will represent the association at a county-wide planning meeting involving chambers of commerce on a joint hunting promotion.

The association also agreed to send to letter to the Texas Department of Transportation regarding safety concerns at the intersection of Highway 586 and U.S. 67-84.