A representative of the annual Creve Coeur Days carnival said Friday the board could delay the event, which usually takes place in May, and do it in June, if it finds a new home. But Ed Farber also said the organizers are also willing to go back to the drawing board and do something else, even if they don't know what that something else might be at the moment.
Late Thursday, the non-profit board of directors for the event announced the carnival, which has been held annually since 1967 in various Creve Coeur locations, . The past two years were held on the campus of
Friday, Farber told Patch that Barnes representatives didn't respond to an inquiry about holding the event there again. A hospital spokeswoman did return messages seeking comment Friday.
The board also said , another former host location, had turned down a bid to bring the event back. A company spokeswoman told Patch Friday that "Monsanto will not be able to support Creve Coeur Days on our campus. However, we’ve offered to support Creve Coeur Days in other ways, as we have done in past years."
Farber said scaling back the carnival could make it more difficult to secure the carnival operator if the event is competing with other options. When pressed, he declined to say exactly when a decision would have to be made in order to preserve Creve Coeur Days for 2012, other than to say they were frantically looking and that a decision needed to be made "pretty quick."
He said another undisclosed site was under consideration, but that there were concerns with parking.
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