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Occupy Lakeview hits Town on Saturday

July 31, 2013 by

Come Saturday, Aug. 3, citizens of Lakeview will be in for a rare treat.

Occupy Lakeview, set to enjoy its second year in Town, will be in effect, with the goal of promoting business in Lakeview.

Mike Beeson, owner of the 39er, is leading the charge, roping in businesses aplenty to participate in the daylong affair.

Beeson has ascertained a permit to block off E street from True Value to the Lake County Chamber of Commerce and from the hours of 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. According to Beeson, Occupy Lakeview will have booths, dollar ice cream cones, a car show and an ensuing raffle, popcorn, a beer garden courtesy of Mario’s, hamburgers and hot dogs, chicken from Greg’s Grill, beef jerky samples of Beeson’s Old Trapper company, and live music from Missing Identity. Various raffle prizes were donated for the event. Businesses in Klamath Falls have also been notified, Beeson said, as he hopes to bring in an outside presence to the celebratory affair.

Beeson is hoping that businesses around Lakeview that aren’t present on E street will still run Occupy Lakeview sales.

Last year, he said, there were 250 people who trickled in and out throughout the day. His goal is to have a similar number of people attend this year, if not more.

Proceeds from the event will be dedicated to the Lakeview “Save Our Pool” Fund and Beeson is so emphatic about his support for the pool that he wants all the businesses to make a fitting contribution to the pool.

For more information, contact Beeson at 541-947-3998.

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