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Blast, city fair proves two can work together

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Our Views

 Going into the first attempt to move the ever-popular Bullitt Blast from its roots at the Paroquet Springs Conference Centre to join forces with the Shepherdsville City Fair, there were some concerns.

Would there be enough parking? Could traffic be diverted away from the scene when the fireworks were over? Would people attend the city fair in higher numbers than in 2013?
Over the four-day event concluded on Sunday, the answer was simple -- the 2014 edition was totally a Blast.
Forget the crowd estimates, some as high as 25,000. People who came to watch the fireworks and attend the fair seemed to be pretty pleased. The expectation is that they would return next year.
Coordinator Tony Thompson, mayor Scott Ellis, the conference center staff, city workers and all the volunteers should be commended.
There are sure to be ways to make improvements and to answer any concerns.
However, for such a massive undertaking with so many unknowns, such as the weather, this was a very successful community event.