© Guardian photo by Brian McInnis
This may look like a puff of smoke from a cigarette, but it is the breath of some very cold people partaking in the New Years Eve celebrations.
Thousands of hot dogs left over from New Year’s Eve event
Many hot dogs got the cold shoulder during the major outdoor New Year’s Eve celebration in Charlottetown.
Wayne Long, events development officer with the capital city, says the municipality was hoping for 8,000 to 10,000 people to take in a free concert and fireworks outside Province House.
Bitter cold, however, beat back the anticipated turnout by several thousand.
In the end, the city served up between 3,500 and 4,000 hot dogs. At least that many were left over.
That proved good news for the Upper Room Food Bank in Charlottetown that was able to distribute many of the dogs to their clients.
Long says the city put its regular New Year’s in the Park budget of $15,000 towards the big event that was funded largely by P.E.I. 2014 Inc. to ring in a yearlong celebration marking the 150th anniversary of the 1864 Charlottetown Conference.