Turns out the Corpus Christi Convention and Visitors Bureau doesn’t need that half million dollars from the city to put on Holidays on the Bay after all.
The Type B Board agreed to give the CVB that money in May. These were matching funds from the city, to go with $500,000 in private money the CVB had already raised.
The money would have been used to help fund the month-long event, including its centerpiece, a $250,000 light-up Christmas tree.
But at Monday’s meeting, CVB Chief Executive Officer Paulette Kluge told the Type B Board thanks, but no thanks.
“Since this will be the first year of a month-long festival, we have decided to take a phased approach, and utilize private funding in the inaugural year, said Kluge.”
KRIS 6 News tried to get additional comments from Kluge after the meeting, she simply refused and walked away.