Shrimporee brings $80,000 to the Chamber
By Jesica Parsley
The 68th Annual Shrimporee was deemed successful by Chamber CEO Rosemary Vela despite being 19% down on attendance. According to Vela, Shrimporee weekend brought in about 46,700 visitors to the grounds. Friday, June 10 showed to be the attendance drop with 8,000 people walking through the gates in 2016 as opposed to 16,000 in 2015. Vela shared the rain, mosquitoes and parking being what she believes are the main factors to the attendance drop.