Would-be carnival goers may not get their traditional dose of dancing down Georgia Ave. NW this year.
City officials say they are still deciding weather or not to hold the annual June carnival, due to owed money by carnival officials who have not paid the city back money from 2010 and 2011 for city provided services.
According to carnival president Ronald Barnes, organizers of the event will not be able to pay back the owed debt, which may forfeit the event from taking place this year.
Ward 1 Council member Jim Graham (D) said that the carnival is one of the city’s biggest days of the year, with businesses along Georgia Avenue making a huge portion of their yearly profit in that one day.
In past years, the carnival has moved to different areas of the city, hoping to see sponsorship grow. However, Georgia Avenue has proven to be the best location.
Supporters will have to wait and see what the city decides to do.