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Economic woes cancel Michigan Parade for second year

LANSING - The Michigan Parade has been scratched for a second straight year.

Last year's event was called off because of a lack of funding and construction in downtown Lansing. This year's parade, which had been scheduled for May 17, is strictly a victim of the sour economy.

Parade chairman Calvin Jones said institutions that supported the parade in the past are finding it tougher to do so. He told the Lansing State Journal he was able to raise only a fraction of the $20,000 needed.

The parade once drew nearly 100 entries including bands from the Upper Peninsula.

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