Monday, January 24, 2011

Downtown Showdown, yes; Winterush, uh, maybe.

Last year it was lack of snow, this year lack of money.   While there is suppose to be a Winterush this year in Deering Oaks - they have put up the banner near City Hall - there are no actual events planned.  The website (as of this posting) still just has last year's cancellation notice. The Downtown Showdown, thanks to corporate sponsors, is a go.
Almost a month away, there is no schedule of events and DeLuca said budget cuts mean it will be smaller than the week-long WinteRush that exploded across the city two years ago.
"We don't have a lot of money. We need to be very frugal," DeLuca said. "The good part of a recreation staff is we can do a lot on a shoestring budget." PressHerald