With just two days before before one of the biggest events to hit Bowling Green arrives city crews were out sprucing up Fountain Square Park, which will be home to American Idol auditions.
Since learning about idols visit weeks ago the city has been working hard to shine in the national spotlight.
"This is a big deal for Bowling Green, when we first got the call a few weeks ago that they were even thinking about doing this we were being as accomadating as we could be and work with them because we know that getting the spotlight on Bowling Green on a national level is just something that doesn't get to happen everyday," says Kim Lancaster, Executive Assitant and Public Information Officer for the City of Bowling Green.
Although the city is excited about hosting thousands of people at Fountain Square Park they say a plan is in place for cleanup after the show leaves.
"We've had multiple meetings on a variety of different logistics and one of them is obviously keeping the park clean, clean it up afterwards, making sure that everything is taken care of. We're going to have some extra trash cans down there during the day. We will have some crews come and empty those trash cans," says Lancaster.
The city says once idol leaves, the park will be back to beautiful condition. City Commisioner Slim Nash says he hasn't heard any complaints about idol auditions. He says the use of the park by thousands on Friday is what it is there for.
"It is a park built for use. It's not just about pretty green lawns and pretty trees and flowers," says Nash.
The park currently has signs posted warning residents of the event. The city wants those who plan on doing normal business Friday at the square to take note.
"We encourage those citizens that are going to be coming down here on that day to maybe exercise a little bit more patience than they normally would," says Nash.
The city hopes patience is the key to another successful event.
Slim Nash also says the city is treating American Idol like any other festival or event that is held downtown. So far, they have had no extra costs associated with the auditions.