As it stands, Easter in Lee Park won't be happening this year. The Cedar Springs Merchants Association, which puts on the annual dog parade and get together, says that it needs to raise $20,000 by March 4 so it can cover the costs for newly enforced city events requirements.
Cedar Springs Merchants Association
"We have to fence in the park since we're selling alcohol," David Berryman a spokesman for the CSMA says. "The last 30 years of this event it's never been fenced. It's not a new rule it's just new to us."
The event's never been profitable, and losses over the previous four years have depleted the CSMA reserves that supported Easter in Lee Park.More »