The front of the C section of today’s Whig has a nice piece about lots of goings on at Elk Landing this weekend. Check out the paper to get the details since you may want to stop by.
Normally we wouldn’t take note of this announcement except for the posting from someone using the pen-name “Elkton Resident.” She’s knowledgebale about the affairs of the Elkton Alliance and critical of Elk Landing’s management.
Here’s one of her points:
“ The Elk Landing Foundation is almost as old as the Elkton Alliance and what have they accomplished. NOTHING! They barely do any events, and the ones they have are not publicized enough for people to even know they exist. I wouldn’t even know they exist if it wasn’t for the Elkton Alliance listing them in their newsletter and on their website. “
We are not affilated with Elk Landing, and as we said when the series of posting started we don’t want to evaluate the strengths and weakness of either organization. Our mention of either one has been brief and only done when necesseary for fact-checking or when we commented on something related to our position. The purpose of this blog is to simply save some Maryland Public Open Space and it is not advantageous to our advocacy to do any type of critical analysis of the organizations. That’s a seperate story and best allowed to rest for another time, if its appropriate at all.
Anyway since she’s missing the news about activities, which we seem to see on the front of the C section with regularity, we thought we’d get it posted on someone noticed, since we believe she’s a frequent enough visitor to our site.
The purpose of the Alliance, revitalization of our downtown, our Main Street, is very important to the community. As for Elk Landing, it can serve as a significant tourism draw, once they get the restoration work done. A report estimated that it could draw tens of thousands of visitors to Elkton and surely some of those would stop by the retail businesses on Main Street, once the cultural resource opens. Think of the synergy with that tourist draw as the Alliance reinvigerates businesses on Main Street. They’ll have the added market potential of so many tourists visting the county seat. We wish both organizations well with their core missions.