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Tuesday, May 15, 2012

City is Not Charging Memorial Day Program Organizers $650

You may have heard that the City of Bradford is charging the people putting on the annual Memorial Day parade and program in Bradford $650 this year.

That’s simply not true.

City Clerk John Peterson says the misinformation has been spreading like wildfire, and he called us this afternoon to clear it up.

He says the basic charge for any organization to put on an event is $25. That includes the firefighter's union for their Easter Egg Hunt in Callahan Park and The Downtown Bradford Business District Authority for Lunch in the Square in Veterans Square.

Peterson added that an anonymous donor has paid the fee this year for the Memorial Day program.

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