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Sequestration Could Cancel South Shore Air Show

As the deadline for possible sequestration nears, so does the impending fate of the 14th Annual South Shore Air Show, currently scheduled for July 12th, 13th, and 14th on the beaches of the newly renovated Marquette Park in the Miller section of Gary. The South Shore Convention and Visitors Authority reports the decision on whether to host the 2013 South Shore Air Show will be made sooner than later, and the show's organizing committee is currently contemplating the numerous factors affected by sequestration. President Speros Batistatos says if the show has to be canceled, then they will continue to work with community leaders on other “hallmark events” such as Whiting's “Pierogi Fest”, Hammond's “Festival of the Lakes”, and the Lake County Fair, to bring visitors to the South Shore. To date these air shows scheduled to take place between March and May have been canceled at Air Force bases in Arizona, North Carolina, and Virginia, and on Tuesday, the Indianapolis Air Show announced its cancellation scheduled for June 15th and 16th.


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