Monday, December 28, 2009

Thank you to everyone who pledged a donation to keep the bonfire burning for 2010. Unfortunately, although we came very close to meeting our funding needs, the liability and legal paperwork prevent us from moving forward.
There will be no legal bonfire this year. Anyone attempting a fire will be subject to arrest.
We're hopeful that next year we'll have in place all that is necessary to have a bonfire. Watch this space for details.

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Bonfire 2010

The Mid City Bonfire Committee has begun making preparations for the New Years Eve bonfire on Orleans Ave !! Due to regulations by the City of NO the cost of last years bon fire was approximately $8,000. The Bonfire Committee is in the process of organizing fund raising efforts to continue the tradition of the Bonfire. Details to follow about how you can help keep the Mid City Bonfire alive this New Year’s Eve!!

Friday, January 2, 2009

The New Bonfire

The bonfire this year was different from year's past, and may of the neighbors agree that is a good thing. In particular, the reduction in wild fireworks on the site was an improvement that brought out a lot of families with small children who often skipped or had to stay far back from the bonfire site.

That said, I personally have to agree with the assessment by blogger Schroeder of People Get Ready. There needs to be some balance between the controls imposed by the city and the essential character of the event. I want to make clear that the Bonfire Krewe volunteers might disagree with Schroeder's assessment, and I don't speak for them here.

If nothing else, we need to find some way for people to safely run the bonfire.

The Bonfire 2009

Thanks again to Friends of St. Patrick Park, Wesco Gas, New Orleans Roofing and Metal, the NOPD and NOFD, Councilmember Fielkow and to all of the Bonfire Krewe volunteers.