Fed up with problems caused by drunks at Borderfest
of such an event. Alcohol may be blamed for that but without those funds gathered by beer sales, half the budget is gone. Therefore families would have to pay for all activities. Most of our citizens can have a few beers and have fun but it’s not the case for everyone. As we all know we had many fights during the afternoon and night last Saturday. Borderfest finished à 1 A.M with 10 SQ and security agents trying to calm down the trouble makers. The last group had not bought beer from us. They had brought their own booze knowing they were only supposed to consume the beer sold on site by us the permit holders. This did not stop them and they drank the night away no matter how many times we warned them.
Are we just going to watch and do nothing about this or are we ready as Stanstead residents to condemn this behaviour that is not representative of our community?
One thing is for sure, it will be harder to keep our main volunteers that give 15 hours just that day, 3 hours on Friday for set up, 2 hours on Sunday for cleanup and at least 20 hours each of planning from February to July.
If you happen to come across some of those volunteers, I hope you will thank them for that. Same thing for our sponsors who are also putting their image on the line for us. Their support is the other half of the budget.
I am hopeful that our friends who misbehaved on Saturday will apologize for their behaviour. I think they owe it to the community.