Marquette, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – The annual Heikki Lunta Festival in Negaunee has been cancelled by the Negaunee Irontown Association.
The following is from a statement released today:
The Negaunee Irontown Association announces that the 2015 Heikki Lunta Festival will be cancelled. The event featured an ice fishing tournament, fireworks, and a community bonfire.
The 2015 celebration, originally slated for January 17th, would have marked the festival’s 20th anniversary.
The Negaunee Irontown Association Board made a decision based on a lack of funding to purchase fireworks due to the rising costs associated with putting on this type of event. The local businesses who generously agreed to sponsor the event will be contacted in the coming weeks by Irontown staff.
Starting in 2015 the Irontown Board will be focusing their efforts towards Pioneer Days, the scholarship fund and the annual Tree Lighting.
The Irontown board is urging everyone’s support for these community events whether it is in the form of donations, sponsorships, supporter cards or volunteers to put on these quality events in the future.
The Negaunee Irontown Association encourages more people to support their mission to preserve the heritage of Negaunee and to encourage former residents to return to the area.
To that end, an up-to-20 member volunteer board meets on a monthly basis to plan local events and discuss other worthy causes.
More information about the Association and information about how to become an annual supporter can be found at www.negauneeirontown.org or by calling 906-486-8084.