Mayor cancels Gary Airshow

Contributed By:The 411 News

All sponsors not secured

Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson released the following statement in regard to the 2017 Gary AirShow.

Freeman-Wilson said, “The Gary Airshow is one of the most exciting events in Northwest Indiana. It is also an opportunity to provide recreational opportunities for residents and show off two of our greatest jewels, the Gary Chicago Airport and Marquette Park. Notwithstanding these and other positive benefits, the risk inherent in incurring a $350,000 debt without having secured all of the sponsors cannot be justified under our current financial conditions. Our first job is to be a good stewards and our team has determined that we cannot afford to host the Gary Air show. We know that a fully sponsored show is attainable and we will begin immediately to work on making that happen. “

Story Posted:05/15/2017

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