Residents, businesses trying to save Olathe Sweet Corn Festival

By: 11 News Desk Email
By: 11 News Desk Email

OLATHE, Colo. (KKCO) - A few weeks ago the Olathe Town Board decided to cancel the Sweet Corn Festival due to budget constraints, but some locals want to change that.

The Olathe Town Hall was packed Monday night as various residents, businesses, and organizations came to show their support for the festival.

The city still won't be paying for it, officials say the money for the town to be involved is just not there.

But the Montrose Community Foundation, Town Square Media, and local businesses say they'll be willing to help fund-raise and organize the event.

Volunteers also signed up to pledge their help.

Some $32,000 to $40,000 will be needed to fund the festival, which is traditionally scheduled for the first weekend of August.

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