Zozobra debate takes to social media

SANTA FE (KRQE) – The battle over which day to burn Old Man Gloom in Santa Fe this year is sparking a fight on social media.

This year, the burning of Zozobra will take place Friday, Aug. 29. That’s sparked a fight between the group organizers, the Kiwanis Club of Santa Fe and downtown business who want the event to take place on its traditional Thursday.

The merchants have the backing of city councilor Patty Bushee who’s taken the concerns to the city manager and mayor.

Now the Santa Fe New Mexican is reporting the club plans to put pressure on Bushee with a social media blitz and phone bank.

They’re calling on people to pepper Bushee with the message that they support the Friday date.

An event organizer says if the date is changed, it could hinder the event all together.

KRQE News 13 called Bushee for comment, but she has yet to respond.

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