City to supply services for Elvis Lives
Hagerstown City Council vote 4-1 last week to supply $5,305 in city services for Elvis Lives in Hagerstown, a new event planned by the Hagerstown-Washington County Chamber of Commerce.
The event, which will feature an Elvis Presley impersonation contest, is scheduled for July 21 in downtown Hagerstown.
The council also gave permission to close the first block of South Potomac Street to traffic during the event, and to allow beer and wine to be served.
Councilman J. Wallace McClure voted against the measure. McClure said the Chamber should pick up some of the expenses because it's a fund-raiser.
During a previous council meeting, Chamber representative Rich Reichenbaugh told the Mayor and council the event is intended to be a fund-raiser and a venue to bring awareness to the planned Arts and Entertainment District.