Giant Water Slide in Duluth No More
'Slide the City' Cancelled
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Just 10 days before a massive slip n slide was scheduled to hit the streets of Duluth, organizers found out the event has been cancelled.
It was supposed to help raise money for ‘Operation Warm’, a program started by the Duluth Firefighters to buy children winter coats.
The department says this didn’t come as a shock.
Unfortunately, the franchise had some internal problems and said they didn’t have enough time to plan the event.
Duluth had all their permits in place and a prime location picked out.
But, after weeks of no response from the franchise, firefighters found out the person running the company was no longer with them.
By the time someone became aware of their event, they claimed it wasn’t enough time to promote it.
“It certainly gives me a bit of pause moving forward to make sure that if we do work with them in the future that they would invest some money in our community first,” said Operation Warms Co-Chair, Jon Otis.
Otis says they will try to reschedule for next summer.
They were hoping to raise $7,000 which is nearly 300 coats for kids.
But, in the meantime they do have 2 other events scheduled in the fall to hit their goal.
Warm the Brewery at Bent Paddle is scheduled for September 27th and Warm the Plaza will follow October 1st-3rd.