The vision for the Last Fling festival of the future in Naperville is to spend less and give more.

Organizers with the Naperville Jaycees laid out the results of a two-year analysis of the long-running event and explained the ways they want it to change, as they made a plea to the city council last week for more city funding.

Although their request for a higher contribution to offset the cost of police and fire services was denied, the city is giving the club $171,000 of the $189,979 members sought.

Three council members voiced support for paying the whole amount, saying now is a critical time to ensure the Last Fling remains as a Labor Day weekend tradition in Naperville, where it started in 1966.

SOURCE (Marie Wilson with Daily Herald) >> CONTINUE READING