Whaling City Festival President, Alan Richard, Live On The FUN Morning Show [AUDIO]
“As of this point, it has been cancelled this year,” said Alan Richard, WCF president this morning on the FUN Morning Show.
Alan Richard called in this morning to clear up any questions our listeners and residents of New Bedford had regarding the cancellation of the WCF.
"“As of this point, it has been cancelled this year,” said Alan Richard, WCF president this morning on the FUN Morning Show." The WCF had been an annual event at Buttonwood Park for 43 years, but problems have arisen due to a disagreement between the police and Festival officials regarding the shut down time of 8 p.m. Festival officials were pushing for a later closing time to allow for a big name act to come in on Friday and for the laser light show on Saturday. They also wanted to give more time to the vendors who travel long distances to participate. Police wanted to keep the closing time at 8 p.m. but did not give the reason. Speculations are that it has to do with the 2006 incident and due to the issue of the lack of lighting in the park.
Yesterday we asked our listeners if they would miss the Festival and 75% of those who took our poll said yes.
Listen to the rest of our interview with the WCF president here: