by Kevin Allman
Photo by Mark Folse
You've probably already heard that the traditional New Year's Eve bonfire won't be lighting up Mid-City this year (go here to read Gambit's story about the bonfire drama last year). Tonight, Mary Hogan of the group Save the Bonfire sent out the official message:
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.
From what we understand, the group was only a few dollars shy of its goal ... but getting a signatory (who might be legally responsible if anything went wrong) was the snafu this year. Bonfire bummer.