Olathe Sweet Corn Festival canceled

By: Sara Zendehnam Email
By: Sara Zendehnam Email

Olathe, Colo (KKCO) --- Olathe's annual Sweet Corn Festival has been cancelled this year after the Board of Trustees met last night and decided the town could not fund the event.

The annual budget has been as high as $350,000 and they were in talks of lowering that to $40,000 this year, but Bobbi Sale, Director of the event, said even that was too much money to spend.

Sale said the board needed to use the money for town necessities like water and trash systems and funding the police and park departments.

Although locals were upset about the cancellation, Darrin Scott said he understands why the board made this decision and knows the community will benefit from their choice.

At the peak of the event, over 20,000 visitors came to Olathe to experience the food, fun and music.

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