Keene State picks up cost of Pumpkin Fest damage
KEENE - President of Keene State College Anne Huot announced that the college will be picking up the extra cost of the damage that occured during the Pumpkin Fest celebration back in October 2014.
Huot stated in a press release on Friday, "As a leader in our community and with this in mind, I have decided that we will provide the necessary funds to cover the balance of the bill."
Keene State suffered property damage in excess of $70,000, Huot said in the release.
Huot indicated that the college is an important part of the community and stated, "We are all one community - the future of the College is intertwined with the future of the city and its residents. My commitment to our shared future is the very reason that Mayor Lane and I initiated the College-City Commission - to develop a lasting framework that will allow us to work together continually rather than episodically."