Launch of Derry councilor's Spacetown T-Shirt campaign delayed


By HUNTER McGEE
Union Leader Correspondent |
July 18. 2014 7:48PM






DERRY — The launch of a town councilor’s plan to use T-shirts to help revive Derry’s Space Town USA theme has encountered a slight problem.

Councilors recently discussed ways to promote Derry and spark economic development in town. One of the methods involved reviving the Space Town USA theme and using the image of famed astronaut Alan Shepard Jr. to attract visitors to Derry.

To help with the campaign, Councilor Al Dimmock earlier this month called on all of his fellow councilors to join him in wearing T-shirts displaying the Space Town USA theme at a council meeting. But Dimmock said during Tuesday night’s council meeting that he had ordered the seven shirts and, unfortunately, run into a size problem.

Dimmock said the shirt he received wouldn’t fit his large frame, and two other shirts were too small for fellow councilors Michael Fairbanks and David Fischer.

“I went and bought seven T-shirts and I have a problem,” Dimmock said. “Mike won’t fit into one, I won’t fit into one and neither will Dave. We have to find out where we can get several extra, extra large T-shirts.”

Dimmock then appealed to the public for help in finding the larger shirts.

Also during the meeting, Dimmock said he wanted to hear from the public on ways to promote Derry.

“Why would people want to come to Derry?” he asked.

Dimmock mentioned that former Town Administrator Carol Granfield had bumper stickers made to promote Derry. Borrowing from Granfield, Dimmock said he plans to have stickers printed that say, “Derry, the place to be.”

Dimmock made his comments at the close of the meeting and said he would like to hear about any promotional plans during the public forum segment of upcoming meetings.

“We need to do something to excite Derry into a place people want to be,” Dimmock said.

hmcgee@newstote.com
FOLLOW US
Follow us on Twitter Follow us on Facebook Follow our RSS feed
Union Leader app for Apple iPad or Android *
Click to download from Apple Apps StoreClick to download from Android Marketplace
* e-Edition subscription required

Attractions

Example blog post alt Jaffrey's 'Night of 1,000 Cupcakes' returns
Example blog post alt Flim-flam at the fair: NH fairs have a checkered past
Example blog post alt 49th annual Stratham Fair is open and set to run through Sunday
Example blog post alt Saturday's weather not great for flying, but the Hillsborough Balloon Festival & Fair goes on
Example blog post alt Summer weather sparks big turnout to state water parks
Example blog post alt Raymond Town Fair serves up family fun, including wife-carrying competition on obstacle course