continued LaValley showed that over the past three seasons, the expenses have outweighed the income, with the last season being the biggest. He said, "Donations and gifts have dropped off since the first year, and we will be looking at a difficult pre-season of ticket sales following the poor year we have just come out of. Even with the volunteer effort, it takes approximately $160,000 to run the entire season." He told the group, "I hope you see the challenges." The ARISE Board will be reviewing ways to utilize the money they hold, and money to be raised at the upcoming OkTupperfest.
LaValley concluded by saying, "The operational effort has been challenging for a number of people, who have given at a great personal cost. Your efforts will never be forgotten, and I'm sorry that the time has come for this very difficult decision."