New London, CT, to Hold Tall Ships Event
December 23, 2011
TheDay.com: The New London, CT, City Council agreed Monday to loan $50,000 to OpSail2012 to help run, organize and coordinate a tall ship event next summer that is expected to bring hundreds of thousands of visitors to the city.
The OpSail2012 committee, headed by John Johnson, agreed to repay the city when it receives “supplemental funding” from the state. Johnson said the committee has requested $500,000 from the state to help organize the event. If the state does not agree to provide funds, Johnson said the money would be paid back with corporate donations. The committee plans to raise $1 million to support the event, he said.
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