Too Warm This Year: Plymouth Cancels Fire & Ice Winter Festival
An annual winter festival in Plymouth won’t be proceeding as planned this year thanks to Mother Nature.
The Fire & Ice Winter Festival at Parkers Lake Park was supposed to take place the first weekend of February and feature outdoor activities, food trucks and fireworks. But this week, the city decided to cancel the event.
“As of right now, we do not have any ice,” said Kari Hemp, Plymouth’s recreation manager. “We know that there’s some cold temperatures coming, but it won’t be enough to be able to hold the amount of people for that event.”
The warmer-than-average temperatures have prevented ice from forming on Parkers Lake, which is essential for the various activities the city wanted to provide.
“There is a lot,” Hemp added. “We have to work with our contractors, we have to work with our parks crew, and all of the staff hours that go into it. And really with this year, we would not be able to hold it. It really comes down to the safety of our residents.”
While the festival itself has been canceled, event organizers still plan to hold the Fire & Ice medallion hunt and coloring contest.
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