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UPDATE: St. Ignace Car Show Will Go On

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A popular car show in the Upper Peninsula is no longer jeopardy. 

In an update, 9&10 News learned that the car show will go on as planned this summer. The St. Ignace Visitors Bureau will now handle the costs. 

St. Ignace recently discovered it is illegal for the city to use tax payer money to pay for police and public works services during special events, despite doing so for thirty years.

Organizers of the car show say they can't foot the $8,000 to $10,000 bill.

They're frustrated that this issue is coming up just months before the show.

The visitor's bureau offered to pay part of the costs this year, but the production company isn't sure it still wants to host the event when expenses are uncertain.

Director of Nostalgia Productions Ed Reavie says, "I'm a little tired of this. I'm trying to be a good guy here and bring this stuff to this little town which I dearly love and I always got somebody pushing me back."

"We don't have the money to be subsidizing. It's against the law anyways, its not lawful. We do not have the money to subsidize special events," says St. Ignace Mayor Paul Grondin.

Today, the production company said it would not host the event if costs aren't concrete.

Stay with 9&10 News for any updates on this conflict.
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