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Virus concerns prompt cancellation of annual Fort Fright

Organizers say staffing challenges and concerns about housing volunteers also played into the decision to cancel the event. Organizers say staffing challenges and concerns about housing volunteers also played into the decision to cancel the event. | 

Associated Press
Created: September 19, 2021 09:17 AM

MACKINAW CITY, Mich. (AP) - A popular Halloween-themed event held annually in northern Michigan has been canceled this fall due to concerns over the coronavirus that include the rising number of cases of the Delta variant in the area.

Fort Fright at Colonial Michilimackinac in Mackinaw City was scheduled for October 8-9.

The event is drawn from a collection of short stories published by Mackinac State Historic Parks and based on French-Canadian folktales brought to the Mackinac Straits area by the voyageurs during the height of the French fur trade.

Organizers say staffing challenges and concerns about housing volunteers also played into the decision to cancel the event.

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