NORTH LIBERTY– Turnout for the North Liberty Community Library’s annual Waffle Breakfast and Craft Sale fundraiser was a little lean this year.
Library Director Dee Crowner said the Oct. 8 event usually averages around 300 attendees; this year, only about 100 people came to load up on the all-you-can-eat, homestyle waffles whipped up by Dad’s Belgian Waffles of Algona.
The dip in attendance was due to a power outage, said Crowner.
“The electricity went out around 7:30 a.m. and didn’t come back on until around 9, and then we had to wait for griddles to heat up, which took another 20 minutes. People left and didn’t come back because of this,” said Crowner.
The Friends of the Library typically use the proceeds to fund library needs, such as the new subscription database, additional computers or DVDs; however, there won’t be any leftovers this year, Crowner noted.
“It was disappointing but we couldn’t do anything about it.”