COLUMBIA — Thumper Entertainment paid off its bills in public fashion at Monday’s City Council meeting.
Thumper President Betsy Farris paid the city $30,598.17 for extra police, fire and trash service during the 2010 Roots ’N’ Blues ’N’ BBQ festival.
They paid a flat fee of $20,000 for the police, fire, and ambulance work and the trash fee came out to $10,598.17.
“We want everyone in Columbia to know we are paying our bills,” said Richard King, a co-owner of Thumper Entertainment, after the check presentation.
This was the second year in a row that Thumper paid off its bills during a council meeting.
This is the the fourth year that Thumper has produced the festival, and an economic impact study about this year's festival will be presented at the next council meeting on Nov. 15.