This is a difficult post for yours truly to write, but the news is the news, and one must buckle up (buttercup) in order to inform all of our supporters over the years of this event we do at Hammond Castle.
Right, so on that note, here is the news, the good, the sad and the maybe :
First the Good news: The good news is that the Castle did very well for 2013 season. we had roughly 880 people (give or take) for the entire weekend. So the Castle did fairly well (sorry for the pun) and they were able to make enough money to cover the expenses and they also informed us that they didn’t see any major problems this year.
We know that What’s Cookin’ ran out of food quite a few times on the Saturday and a few more times on Sunday, but he got replacement food right away and since he lived near by, it didn’t seem to be too long.
We know that all of our performers and merchants had a great time and we made some new friends along the way and of course got to see some of our old friends too.
Now for the sad news: The curator of Hammond Castle is retiring. Yes, we know that they’ve been saying that for a while, but now it’s official. We know that he loves it there and he will be terribly missed, and he will always be a loyal friend to PhinnVolt Enterprises (Phinn and myself).
Which takes us to the Maybe? News – With the curator of the Castle no longer there, there is a possible chance that we might go again next July of 2014, but we won’t know until we get the final word since the Board of Directors of the Castle will be taking the Curator’s position. We do know that they have penciled us in for next season, but we don’t want to give the dates or information out just yet.
We can’t thank you enough, especially those of you who came to our little event for the last three years, but you know what they say, it Ain’t over until the Fat lady has sung, and this lady ain’t singing yet…(ahem).
We’ll have more news very soon, but our family is taking a vacation next week and we wanted you all to know now rather than wait another month for an update.