City officials are ecstatic that a city-wide celebration held earlier in June didn't lose as much money as they projected.
Kresta Robinson, the city's parks and recreation director, shared financial details from Heritage Days with members of the city council, during a recent work session, and said the event lost just over $5,000 this year. City officials had estimated a potential loss of up to $13,000 for the celebration.
Robinson noted almost every event at Heritage Days this year was better than it was last year and she praised sponsors and participants in the week-long celebration for making it a success. She said the goal is to make the event pay for itself in the future.
Mayor Jamie Nagle praised Robinson for her efforts in coordinating Heritage Days.