Friday, July 9, 2010

Organizers of annual Judy Garland Festival debate 2011 location

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FOX 21 News
GRAND RAPIDS- Organizers of the annual Judy Garland Festival find themselves wondering if there really is "no place like home."
As part of an experiment this year, the 3 day festival moved to Minneapolis. The museum board hoped the move would generate more publicity for Grand Rapids but attendance numbers didn't see much of an increase.
“I find it hard to explain other than there are so many different entertainment opportunities in the twin cities and we didn't get enough local sponsors,” says John Kelsch, Executive Director of the Judy Garland Museum.
The board isn't opposed to giving the twin cities another shot next year and will vote on a decision.

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