Printed in Patriot News, Feb 17 — Despite a successful First Night Carlisle to begin 2012, the organizing body is still in danger of dissolving, organizers say, as they invite the public to help plan the 15th annual celebration for Dec. 31.
The public is invited to attend the meeting at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Cubiculo by the Carlisle Theatre, said John Jensen, current chairman who will be stepping down this year.
Attendance on this past New Year’s Eve was about 2,300 — more than double the previous event in 2009, Jensen said. He said First Night is starting the year off strong, with money in the bank, but needs to fill about six positions on the board, which usually numbers 10-12 people.
“I don’t think people realize it is a year-round effort,” Jensen said, adding the group needs to generate more support from community leaders, businesses, and organizations.