Friday, November 26, 1999

Staff Writer


The 2000 summer season for the Frederick Brown Jr. Amphitheater is tentatively scheduled to begin April 21, it was reported at last week's regular monthly meeting of the Development Authority of Peachtree City.

Dates for the entire summer schedule are now being considered, according to amphitheater director Kristi Rapson, and a number of performers have been approached about appearing next year. A contract on the first weekend of performances could be finalized soon, she said.

The surveys, completed by amphitheater patrons the final month of the 1999 season, are still being compiled. This is slow work because there are several hundred and they are filled out by hand. Results from the surveys will help determine which performers are invited to return in future seasons as well as what other steps can be taken to improve the overall quality of the shows.

The Peachtree City Tennis Center reported October revenues of about $61,000, which is probably the facility's best month ever, director Virgil Christian reported. Expenses for the month were about $50,000, which can be favorably compared to the same month in 1998, when revenues were $51,000 and expenses added up to $64,000.

The Peachtree National Bank Women's Challenger professional tennis tournament is slated for July 10-16 next year, Christian said. This is one week earlier than it has been in previous years.

Preliminary work continues on the expansion and renovation of the locker rooms at the Tennis Center. After a brief discussion, a motion was passed by the Development Authority to proceed with the project.

The annual Christmas luncheon hosted by the Development Authority in downtown Atlanta is scheduled for Tuesday, Dec. 7, at the Marriott Marquis. This event serves as a kind of “thank you” to the many organizations based in Atlanta that work with the Development Authority throughout the year.

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