Organizers of 'Creve Coeur Days' and 'Olivette On The Go' Address Merger Questions
Both community festivals are booked as is for 2013.
According to Creve Coeur Mayor Barry Glantz, Creve Coeur Days organizers voted this week to keep the annual four-day community carnival event independent, despite inquiries circulating about a possible merger with Olivette On The Go's efforts here.
A representative from Creve Coeur Days indicated earlier this week that it was possible a joint effort could be considered in the future if a venue in the city was unavailable.
Both events have venues, dates and contracts in place for 2013. Wednesday night, Olivette On The Go organizers met and discussed having an "Olivette's Got Talent" theme in play for 2013, playing off the NBC reality talent show.
Larry Gerstein, an organizer for Olivette On The Go, told Patch Thursday that a merger would bring an ability to attract more sponsorship dollars and better entertainment acts, although he said a negative could be that people in Creve Coeur "on the other side of 270 who would feel left out," he said.
Olivette already has entertainment lined up for this year's event, including a Grateful Dead cover band, blues singer Kim Massie and DJ Reggie VanDerson. Gerstein said he'd like to see how the next few years pan out and see where things stand regarding a future merger.