School budget cuts hit Fort Wayne's RiverFest

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (AP) - A festival celebrating Fort Wayne's rivers could be coming to an end because of budget cuts at Indiana-Purdue Fort Wayne.

The school has put on the one-day RiverFest event each summer since 2010 with activities in and along the St. Joseph River as it passes through the campus.

The News-Sentinel reports that IPFW Chancellor Vicky Carwein said in a message to faculty and staff members that the decision to end sponsorship of RiverFest came as officials looked to make $4 million in spending cuts.

The school expects a funding drop as its enrollment declined this year by about 300 students to about 13,700.

IPFW officials say other spending cuts should be decided in the coming weeks.

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