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Harbor Beach Wins Region 5 Nomination in League Competition
City’s Maritime Festival Now in Running for Statewide Community Excellence Award
MARLETTE, Michigan (May 24, 2010) - A community festival that draws thousands of people to Michigan’s thumb each summer, has won a nomination for the Michigan Municipal League’s Community Excellence Award.
The City of Harbor Beach, located in Michigan’s thumb off Lake Huron, won the peer-selected honor for its annual Maritime Festival. It will now compete for the statewide community excellence award that will be announced during the Michigan Municipal League’s Annual Convention Sept. 21-24, 2010, in Dearborn. Harbor Beach was selected May 21 during the League’s Region 5 Education Seminar that took place in Marlette, Michigan.
Harbor Beach’s festival was created in 2000 as a celebration for the ownership of the Harbor Beach Lighthouse. Since that time, the Harbor Beach Maritime Festival has grown into a celebration for the entire thumb region drawing as many as 12,000 people to the area.
The League’s Region 5 encompasses the counties of Huron, Lapeer, Saint Clair, Sanilac and Tuscola. Officials attending Friday’s event were from the following areas: Algonac, Ubly, Brown City, Capac, Lexington, Kingston, Harbor Beach, Caro, Caseville, Croswell, Marlette, Marysville, Port Huron, Sandusky, Vassar and Yale.
Read an article about the Region 5 CEA winner in the Huron County Press.
The Michigan Municipal League advocates on behalf of its member communities in Lansing, Washington D.C., and the courts; provides educational opportunities for elected and appointed municipal officials; and assists municipal leaders in administering services to their communities through League programs and services.