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By Melissa Huffaker, Mission Viejo

I am writing to you to share how disappointed I am that the Dana Point IlluminOcean will not take place this year.

This event was one of the highlights of our holiday vacations.

My sister and her five children live in Fresno and my oldest daughter in Menifee, so having an event like this gave everyone something spectacular to experience here.

I am disheartened by the fact that the “big” hotels decided to pull their funding because they did not “feel” the added income in their hotels. What amount were they looking for?

This event, given the proper amount of time, would reap the benefits of bringing in more tourists.

Does any program bring in large amounts of money in its first year?

If the hotels would be patient, I’m sure they would see great things come from this event.


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