Monday, July 16, 2012
Madison Valley does Bastille Day
The crowd turned out and the weather generally cooperated for the first-ever Bastille Bash on Saturday, a project of the Madison Valley merchants, assisted with a grant from the City. The idea of the organizers was to help establish the separate identity of Madison Valley and use the French theme as the vehicle. The plan is for this to be an annual neighborhood event.
The Bash featured food, wine, entertainment, and activities for kids, with a generally festive French spirit on display along the entire stretch of E. Madison Street that constitutes the Valley's business district.
Proceeds from the event benefited the Children’s Response Center, a local nonprofit that provides legal and counseling services to children who have experienced severe abuse, trauma and child crimes.