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Scappoose Pow Wow will go until 11 p.m.
A proposal to extend the hours of the Scappoose Pow Wow was denied by City Council after hearing from residents.
The Scappoose Booster Club requested the change of close time from 11 p.m. to midnight because an additional hour would potentially provide a significant amount of income for the event, which has become a fundraiser in its new iteration, said festival organizer Michael Klobes.
'We were just hoping to have a little more financial success by getting the extra hour,' Klobes said. 'We weren't expecting to get it but you never know until you ask.'
Klobes said the organizers would like to extend the event to midnight in future years after this year provides proof it can be run well without disrupting neighbors.
City Manager Jon Hanken said the council heard opinions both for and against the decision but ultimately decided to see how the event is received this year before making any changes.
'The booster club is probably a little disappointed,' Hanken said. 'But now we have the opportunity to demonstrate a very successful Pow Wow and then move on in the second year. Let's kind of walk until we can run.'
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