Chamber cites lack of funds for decision


Major Christopher Stone, formerly of Capac, was a special guest in the Hometown Hero parade held during the 2021 Capac Day festivities.


CAPAC — The Capac Chamber of Commerce recently announced that they will not be hosting their annual Capac Days celebration in June of this year.

In a social media post, acting Chamber President Dean Hoskey said the group is in a rebuilding phase and needs to assemble enough funding to be able to host a special event like Capac Days.

“Two years of COVID have reduced our funds to a point that we will not be able to do the event,” he said.

Hoskey notes that private donations and membership dues are what makes it possible for the chamber to plan festivities. In addition to Capac Days, the chamber has also hosted their Cranberry Christmas event in December.

In 2020, the chamber followed suit with all other event planners and canceled Capac Days due to the pandemic but they did opt to host a lighted parade in December for the holidays.

In 2021, the summer festival was downsized from it’s original two day schedule to one. The events included a Hometown Heroes parade, chalk drawing contest, inflatables, live performances and a fireworks show. In December, the Cranberry Christmas festivities included visits with Santa, crafts and snacks for kids and a lighted parade and tree lighting ceremony.

“The businesses of our community over the years have been very generous in giving back to the public that they serve. We at the Capac Chamber feel very strongly that with our business and communities support we will be back on track soon,” Hoskey said.

He said that chamber members are hoping to possibly host an event either later in the summer or early fall.