October 28, 2022

 

Newberry City Council met Tuesday to discuss two requests from the Newberry Opera House.

Council approved a request to allow alcohol in designated areas for the Newberry Opera House Foundation’s Silent Disco on Friday, October 28. Motion to approve the request was made by Councilperson Jackie Holmes and seconded by Councilperson Carlton Kinard.

With approval, the NOH Foundation can allow beer and wine, served by designated event venue staff, using plastic cups as part of their Silent Disco from 7-10 p.m. on October 28.

The event will be held on Boyce Street between McKibben and Nance Streets. Guests will have a wristband to identify themselves as ticketholders and 21 and older. No beverages will be allowed outside of the set perimeter of the function.

An additional request was approved by council to allow alcohol in designated areas for the Newberry Opera House Foundation Guild Oyster Roast on Sunday, November 6. Motion to approve the request was made by Councilperson David DuBose and seconded by Councilperson David Force.

With approval, beer in wine is now allowed to be served by designated event venue staff, using plastic cups, as part of their oyster roast from 4-7 p.m. on November 6.

The event will be held on Boyce Street between McKibben and Nance Streets. Guests will have a wristband to identify themselves as ticketholders and 21 and older. No beverages will be allowed outside of the set perimeter of the function.

As an announcement, Mayor Foster Senn read a letter addressed to council from Doug Heydt, chairman of the Newberry Soil and Water Conservation District, and Scott Lukoski, chairman of Keep Newberry County Beautiful expressing their thanks to council, city staff and administration for partnering with the Keep Newberry Beautiful Summer Fair.

“Approximately 10,000 people from all over the state came to enjoy our family friendly event,” the letter said.

Heydt and Lukoski said the fair was planned to be an annual event and they appreciated the City of Newberry’s support.

Council will meet again for their regular meeting on Tuesday, November 8 at 7 p.m.