But if the whole lumberjack thing is really not drawing the crowds anymore, then why not change the name, too?
To plenty of people, the annual event is already known simply as “Deposit Days.” Sure, the name may lack panache, but at least it’s more honest than calling it a “Lumberjack Festival” with a little asterisk that says, “No actual lumberjacks were included in the making of this festival.”
No matter what you call it, we’re happy that Alfano and his colleagues have put on another successful event for the people of Deposit and the surrounding area. And who knows? Maybe next year, the lumberjacks will be back. Whatever happens, we hope the event continues to be a hit.