Save The Whaling City Festival
  • Petitioning Jon Mitchell

This petition will be delivered to:

Jon Mitchell
Chief Of Police
David A. Provencher

Save The Whaling City Festival

    1. Eric Lima
    2. Petition by

      Eric Lima

      New Bedford, MA

Ever since the 2006 brawl incident occured,the Festival has declined in sales and attendance because of the 8pm closing time. Because of this,vendors lost money,which causes the Festival to lose money,which then they lose sponsors and in turn they lose the Festival. We have lost the Festival this year,we must sign this petition to prevent future cancellations of this great New Bedford summer tradition. BRING THE WHALING CITY FESTIVAL BACK! 

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    Reasons for signing

    • Jheri Engdahl UPPSALA, SWEDEN
      • 7 months ago

      I come all the way from Sweden to the festival. It will be a shame if New Bedford doesn't have it. They are thinking short term and local level. When in fact, they can think long term and global.

    • sharon lally NEW BEDFORD, MA
      • 7 months ago

      This is a tradition that my family looks forward to every year. you meet so many people, old friends and new ones, it's good for the city. Don't take it away.

    • Victor Bariteau FAIRHAVEN, MA
      • 7 months ago

      The city of New Bedford needs culture. It needs to combat its less than stellar reputation by displaying its positives. Remove the positives and what does New Bedford have left? Don't let this city truly become "Pit City". New Bedford, you are better than that.

    • jonathan chmielewski NEW BEDFORD, MA
      • 7 months ago

      it's been a tradition since before I was born

    • yvonne piche NEW BEDFORD, MA
      • 7 months ago

      It's a tradition for New Bedford for many years, they are taking everything away from us. Jobs, money for our city, and most important "UNITY" OUR PEOPLE NEED TO GET TOGETHER AND FIGHT FOR WHAT IS OURS, AND THAT IS THE WHALING CITY FESTIVAL!!!!


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