|Committee announced Canal Days total|
|Thursday, November 07, 2013 9:00 PM|
DELPHOS — The Canal Days Core Committee has announced the profit from this year’s event was down about $4,000 from last year. The weekend festival totaled $37,879.
Spokesperson for the Canal Days Committee, Michael Mesker, said the group was happy with the final numbers.
“The rain on Friday really hurt the amusement rides, the food vendors and the social tent. It kept a lot of people away that would have helped increase the bottom line tremendously,” Mesker said. “It was bound to happen eventually. And this was our year!”
The magic show picked up some of the slack with its two sold-out shows on Saturday.
Proceeds from Canal Days will be going to the same organization as last year: Boy Scouts, Canal Commission Museum, Kiwanis Club, Community Christmas Project and the Stadium Club.
The Kiwanis Club and Canal Days Committee will share a new building built by the Kiwanis and some of the money went to that project. Another project that is finished with part of the proceeds is the tee pads for the new Disc Golf Course at Leisure Park.
“As a group we feel strongly about helping the parks in our community. At one time or another everyone uses the parks for ball games, the playgrounds or shelterhouses. And we are proud to help fund those improvements,” Mesker said.