Just how much money should High River be spending on the Little Britches Parade?

That's the question Town Council asked itself at their last meeting.

This year they approved giving the Little Britches Committee $18,950 from the Community Vitality Fund.

The money pays for port-a-potties and insurance along with fees and lunch for the out of town bands.

Several Councillors raised concerns with the yearly increases the committee asks for each year.

Mayor Craig Snodgrass says it is great to have the bands, "But we don't need nine of them."

Councillor Bruce Masterman asked if the parade committee had checked out all levels of sponsorship.

"The money ask is challenging," Masterman said, adding there needs to be a way to find some sponsorship to offset at least the costs of the lunch they give to the band members.

The Community Advisory Committee has a total budget of $70,000 for 2018 and they need councils approval for requests over $2,000.

 

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