When I was a kid Cracker Jacks were a big deal. Remember “A prize in each and every box” being their slogan? I ate a lot of them and the prizes were some little plastic horse, a whistle, some other ridiculous toy. Even so, to a little guy it was always a treasure. That is where the saying came from……….”The prize isn’t worth the cracker Jacks.”
That is the situation in which we find ourselves with the proposal from the “Y” to run our rec. center programs this year at what many feel is an exorbitant cost to the property owners. They have experience and many good programs to offer but the (“prize”) of having them handle the programs isn’t worth the (“Cracker Jacks”) of the cost involved.
We all understand any organization must not continue to run losing programs, even a not for profit like the “Y.” Candlewick is also a not for profit and must consider the cost/benefit ratio for the property owners. I believe it is time for us to bite the bullet and move forward running our own programs. The property owners must come first and I believe this is the way to go.