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Name not shown inside North Cedar March 26, 2019, 2:34 AM
I would prefer the no alcohol option due to my experiences at other venues with issues regarding drunk people such as foul language, fighting, spilling alcohol on people, public nuisance, and other poor choices. However I think the fair thing is to keep it at the 50-50 approach. Let those who want to be put in the situation on one side and then others remain on the other. People are going to drink regardless of the outcome, they have for years. Although there are claims there have been “0” issues, I think we all know there have been some minor ones and some not so minor ones at these events regarding alcohol. They just aren’t talked about much. Let’s keep it the way it is with the 50/50 approach.
Bob Bow inside South Cedar March 23, 2019, 10:43 PM
I think the event using the facilities should choose whether alcohol is available at their event, therefore the overall policy should be alcohol can be available at the event's discretion. As a society we need to learn how to live with a lot of things. We can choose to participate or not. Important to teach young people moderation in all things and self respect. Getting drunk is never attractive but a cold beer on a hot day can hit the spot for me. I seldom drink alcohol by the way... but not a teetotaler.
Name not shown inside Eisenhower Park March 21, 2019, 9:16 PM
I think that if you change it to 100% some people will be very upset. Ticket sales will be hurt, which these days I don’t believe the Rodeo or Fair can afford that to happen. Why fix something that doesn’t seem to be broke???
Michael Kaiser inside North Cedar March 21, 2019, 6:37 PM
I don't think family nights would logistically work for the limited nights and family activities. I attend events, but did not know the East side allowed consumption. I thought it was limited to a beer garden area. Maybe this could be 'advertised' better.
I think there should be a beer garden along the midway. There really isn't a place to just sit down and rest or enjoy company. I think this could be located on the East side of Armory. That is kind of a 'dead spot', but it is located close to the midway and food vendors. People use to gather in the area of the fair ground 'vendors' for food and visiting, but there is not enough room to accommodate.
Name not shown outside Abilene Neighborhoods March 21, 2019, 4:33 PM
I would rather have no alcoholic beverages but I figured that would be a throw-away vote. People tend to get obnoxious while drinking and loose their filter, especially language, which would keep a lot of families from coming. Having it Split is a good compromise!
William Hane inside Kennedy March 20, 2019, 11:14 PM
No need to fix what is not broken.
Jeff Collie outside Abilene Neighborhoods March 20, 2019, 8:21 PM
yes I think it is a good idea to sell alcohol at all areas of the arena.
Veronica Murray inside Kennedy March 20, 2019, 7:06 PM
Several people have said that the split approach has been working well. I agree, and believe we should keep on with this wonderful solution.
Name not shown outside Abilene Neighborhoods March 20, 2019, 6:07 PM
Not sure there has been any issues with the prices and people should be responsible with consumption. Think it would benefit the City of Abilene with sales tax.
Melodie Sprouse inside Eisenhower Park March 20, 2019, 3:40 PM