Crawfest’s Matt Snyder: Why I Turned Down the City’s Help [VIDEO]
Matt Snyder, organizer of Shreveport's Crawfest, talks with 101.7 / 710 KEEL's Robert J Wright and Erin McCarty about his decision to turn down the city's offer the cover part of his expenses for this year's festival.
The Shreveport City Council voted Tuesday, by a unanimous 7 - 0 vote, to pay for Snyder's costs for security, shuttle service and equipment for next weekend's event.
Following the announcement of the funding, there was a public outcry wondering why the city would agree to give approximately $20,000 in services to a "for profit" event.
Snyder hesitated when asked whether it was him or the city who first suggested the idea, saying, "I think we had a meeting with (SPAR Director) Shelly Ragle and that's what came out of it."
Snyder said, in the end, he turned down the city's offer of services because, "Because there's no way to do this in a sensible way in the way it was presented."
To get more information about Snyder's Crawfest, scheduled for Friday and Saturday, March 22 and 23 at Shreveport's Betty Virginia park, JUST CLICK HERE!