Broward News

Something Smells Rotten at Deerfield Beach's Mango Festival

The Mango Festival of Deerfield Beach has a math problem: Its most recent festival, in June 2008, attracted a lot of people. But for some reason, it didn't make a lot of money. And for the city, which has invested more than a million dollars in that festival over the last several years, that should be cause for concern.

"There's nothing that we're hiding," insists the festival's president, Norm Edwards. "Everything is done by the book."

We'll see about that. After the jump, let's take a close look at how the Mango festival handles its money.

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Thomas Francis