Christmas Parade canceled; officials say higher cost less revenue, and lower number of volunteers.
It is reported that the 2021 Owensboro Christmas Parade has been removed, citing increasing costs and an increase in revenues, and fewer volunteers. The parade committee comprises volunteers and rather than Owensboro’s City of Owensboro, who is responsible for the event.
“Last evening, the parade committee met to review the plans for this year’s event, and after much their thought and consideration, we have decided to cancel the 2021 Christmas Parade event.” The article states, “To be transparent, our expenses, of which we must raise every dollar ourselves, have increased some 25-30%, our expected revenue is down some 80+%, the number of volunteers has fallen to just a handful of people who will guarantee their assistance on parade day, and public support has been vocally against the planned event.”
Officials have said that officials said an “enormous” amount of work and planning is involved in an event such as Christmas Parade.