By Rebecca Gannon (WICHITA, Kan.)
Vendors in downtown Wichita spent Tuesday evening trying to make up for lost time - and money.
Monday's severe weather closed Riverfest and cash registers.
Tad and his crew fry it all, namely chicken and shrimp. And he sells it, at Riverfest, and 50 other festivals, every year.
"We love the good days," said Tad Blood, "we don't like the bad days."
Monday was one of the bad days. Organizers canceled the entire Monday line up for Riverfest in anticipation of severe weather. And that fried any chance of a profit.
There are about 20 vendor booths at the Wichita River Festival for food - and each one of them lost about $5,000 in profits because of Monday's severe weather. Do the math -- and that's about $100,000 in lost profits. And Wichita River Festival organizers do get a cut of some of that money.