Why Does SoHum’s Community Park Hold Fundraiser in Eureka, Asks Letter Writer
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Dear Southern Humboldt Community Park Board,
Something I wanted to swing past you; it’s the fact you want to have your big annual fundraiser in Eureka, instead of locally at the Mateel or out at the Park? I mean, after all you did spend $379,000.00 to rezone the Park to have large events and fundraisers, right?https://www.facebook.com/ events/108323606515878/? active_tab=about
Has the well run dry? For as many SoHum residents traveled to Eureka on that cold winter night during the Planning Commission hearings, supporting your rezone. And given the fact this fundraiser will be in Eureka this year, how is this supporting the SoHum Park Community?
You claimed this Fundraiser took in $83,000.00 for 2016 at the Mateel and you cleared $48,000.00. So what about those local SoHum businesses that will miss out on $34,000.00 you claimed to have paid out for food, drinks, entertainment, music and hall rental? Was any of that local?
How come you are willing to support businesses in Eureka and not SoHum businesses locally? It sound like a PR nightmare!
And I quote: “The Southern Humboldt Community Park thanks its 2016-2017 Sponsors! As we look toward this years sponsors to come. We are delighted to help promote local business’s throughout the year as sponsors of one of Southern Humboldt’s most sought-after events as they contribute to the wealth and health of our beautiful Southern Humboldt Community”
I guess you need to follow the money and it must mean there is no more wealth, health or support left in SoHum for the Community Park? It’s a dog eat dog world and you need to do whatever it takes to pay the bills, right?
What are all those local SoHum sports leagues going to think, when you don’t even want to have your annual fundraiser in SoHum? Will you make them all drive to Eureka? Will you leave them out in the cold and kick them to the curb too…
And what’s next, you only get access to the Park if you purchase an annual pass? What’s up with that?