Officials cancel some summer events for Alpena

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ALPENA, Mich. (AP) — Officials have canceled some events that likely would have brought thousands of visitors to Alpena this summer.

The Alpena News reports (http://bit.ly/1h4VObi ) visits by the cruise ship "Yorktown" have been scrapped by the owner as well as most of the August "Wings Over Alpena" air show.

"Wings Over Alpena" takes place every other summer and some changes had been planned for this year's event. It was to be held downtown instead of the Alpena Combat Readiness Training Center, and the planes would perform over Thunder Bay.

Downtown Development Director Lesslee Dort says it appears the main attractions of the show will not be performing because the amount of funds needed to secure bookings. She says details of remaining "Wings Over Alpena" events are being worked out.

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Information from: The Alpena News, http://www.thealpenanews.com

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