Chamber opts to discontinue event

Thursday, August 28, 2008

The Cassville Area Chamber of Commerce held a breakfast meeting on Aug. 26 at the Barry County Museum to discuss the future of the Seven Valleys Christmas drive-through lighting display.

After conducting a detailed study over the past year, the decision was made by the Chamber Board of Directors to discontinue the lighting display.

Discontinuation of the display, which has been operating for the past eight years, was based on a number of factors that included: cost of display repairs; lack of a supervisor to oversee the project; a decline in the number of volunteers; decrease in traffic through the display; and expenditures exceeding revenues over the past several years. The Chamber Board extended its appreciation to all who contributed to the lighting display through the years and will notify all lighting display donors of future action to be taken through phone contacts and through the chamber newsletter.

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