That's a wrap on the 2017 Springfest.

"It was a great party (and) it was a beautiful weekend for it. Everyone who was out there had a wonderful time and they sure got some great ear candy with some wonderful bands," expressed festival organizer, Barb Steeves.

Numbers of those in attendance were a little down this year.

"I think the economy, with what's happening around in the province, has a lot to do with it. People can't always afford to get out and do what they want, so our numbers were down this year," Steeves outlined.

On the up side, Steeves noted a change in the demographics of this year's crowd.

"Last year we did find we had a lot of older people 50 and up. This year it started off that way and then we flipped, we had a lot of 20's to 30's showing up on Saturday. That was great, we've been after those people to find out what this festival is all about and I think they'll be back," she noted.

The total funds raised is still being tabulated, but Steeves mentioned that the festival will go on again next year.

"We'll do it again. We certainly did raise some funds, maybe not what we were budging for, but everything helps."

Money raised at Springfest will be put into the enw roof fund for the East Coulee School Museum.
 
Steeves wants to thank all of the musicians and the other volunteers who donated their time and talent to make the event a success.

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