PONTIAC (WWJ) – A Fourth of July Freedom March may spark some fireworks of its own. WWJ Newsradio 950 Reporter Mike Campbell has details of the event scheduled for 10 a.m. Monday in downtown Pontiac.

The Freedom March is billed as a peaceful Independence Day celebration with a dual purpose – to bring some positive attention to cash-strapped Pontiac.

But Kevin Lamb, a spokesman for the organizing group, says it’s the second time they’ve been hit up by certain city officials for a $6,000 or $7,000 dollar so-called administrative fee to bring an event to town.

The organizing group has refused to post the administrative fee.

Kevin Lamb says organizers are expecting around 500 people to participate but they don’t anticipate the Freedom March will require closing any streets or extra police.

Lamb says the march is intended to bring positive attention to the cash-strapped city.

The spokesman says anyone wanting to participate in the peaceful march should gather at the north corner of Saginaw and Lafayette Streets at 9 a.m. The actual march to the Phoenix Center south of downtown will start at 10 a.m.


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