Attendance at Riverquarium stays steady - WALB.com, Albany News, Weather, Sports

Attendance at Riverquarium stays steady

Posted: Updated:
  • More WALB News10 HeadlinesMore News HeadlinesMore>>

  • AU smartphone app helps plan the perfect tailgating party

    AU smartphone app helps plan the perfect tailgating party

    Saturday, August 30 2014 4:21 PM EDT2014-08-30 20:21:07 GMT
    Auburn resident, Lester Stoll, hasn't missed an Auburn University home football game tailgate in 19 years and was at the fields off Donahue Avenue Thursday morning at 5:30 to claim his usual corner spot. "WeMore >>
    Even though we found some of the most professional tailgaters on the plains Friday, when word got out of Auburn University's new electronic guide to tailgating, they said there is always room for improvement.More >>
  • Police search for wanted man

    Police search for wanted man

    Police search for wanted man

    Saturday, August 30 2014 4:13 PM EDT2014-08-30 20:13:06 GMT
    Albany police are looking for a man with outstanding warrants. Kontravious “Champ” Nelson is wanted for Terroristic Threats and Acts, Contempt of Court, Probation Violation, and Criminal Damage to property second degree.More >>
    Albany police are looking for a man with outstanding warrants. Kontravious “Champ” Nelson is wanted for Terroristic Threats and Acts, Contempt of Court, Probation Violation, and Criminal Damage to property second degree.More >>
  • Man accused of murdering Columbus woman and baby appears in court

    Man accused of murdering Columbus woman and baby appears in court

    Saturday, August 30 2014 3:00 PM EDT2014-08-30 19:00:18 GMT
    A man accused of murdering his baby, and the child's mother, had his first appearance in Muscogee County court Friday, Aug. 29.  Detectives believe Brandon Conner stabbed Rosella Mitchell to death, andMore >>
    A man accused of murdering his baby, and the child's mother, had his first appearance in Muscogee County court Friday, Aug. 29.  Detectives believe Brandon Conner stabbed Rosella Mitchell to death, andMore >>

By Karen Cohilas - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) – Thanks to public and private contributions, the Flint Riverquarium broke even for the first half of the fiscal year.

Director Scott Loehr updated the Dougherty County Commission on events at the Riverquarium today. He says people are still contributing money to the organization which helps its bottom line.

He says new promotions are helping to attract visitors. Moonshine the albino alligator is also a big hit. Loehr said, "Attendance is comparable to last year which is a good thin. We're not seeing anymore of a slide in attendance, so we hope things have leveled off and maybe in 2010 we'll start to see an upswing in attendance at the Riverquarium."

Since the Riverquarium opened in 2004, close to a half million people have visited.


©2010 WALB News. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.  Feedback