City won’t fund Sandcastle Days

Port Isabel-South Padre PRESS

The South Padre Island City Council voted unanimously to postpone indefinitely and suspend funding for the annual Sandcastle Days scheduled for September.

This year would have been its 25th year.

The council made its decision Wednesday night during its monthly meeting after receiving new information that costs for the event were expected to more than double.

Originally, $31,000 had been set aside in the budget for Sandcastle Days. So far, the event’s expenses have risen to $37,000 for talent and staffing alone, according to Mary Kay Hancock, special events coordinator for the city.

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