NewsLocal News

Actions

Despite virus, Michigan groups aim to keep summer tradition

CORP-Digital-Default-Image-1280x720-WSYM.png
Posted at 11:13 AM, May 18, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-18 11:13:03-04

ALPENA, Mich. — Some small Michigan communities aren’t giving up on summer traditions despite the coronavirus.

The Alpena Municipal Council is giving people time to raise money for a July 4 fireworks show along Lake Huron in the northern Lower Peninsula.

Lafarge North America, which operates a cement plant in Alpena, will match donations up to $12,000, the Alpena News reported.

The event “has been woven into the fabric of the Alpena community for generations,” Lafarge said in a statement.

The Alpena Area Chamber of Commerce held a drive-by bracelet sale Friday to raise money. The overall goal is to raise $23,000 by May 28.

Want to see more local news ? Visit the FOX47News Website.

Stay in touch with us anytime, anywhere.

Download our free app for Apple and Android

and

Sign up for newsletters emailed to your inbox.

Select from these options: Breaking News, Severe Weather, School Closings, Daily Headlines and Daily Forecasts.

Follow us on Twitter

Like us on Facebook