I also want to ask for the fair treatment of all downtown business owners. There were legitimate concerns regarding the 4th street location and we appreciate the business owners who spoke up and let us know that our event would create a hardship. Boycotting these businesses does not help anyone; it certainly does not help the mission of the Bemidji Jaycees. Even though we are no longer pursuing the 4th street location for 2017, we have not written it off as an option for future years. We are actively working on solutions to the potential problems that were presented to us.
An announcement will be made if we are able to secure a new location for the 73rd Annual Bemidji Jaycees Water Carnival including the Grand Parade, Red White and Boom Fireworks show and Family Day events.
In Jaycee Spirit,
Water Carnival Chair