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Officials In Hell Pull The Plug On Hearse Fest

September 13, 2018 - 5:09 pm

HELL, Michigan (WWJ) - Hell, Michigan's annual Hearse Fest appears to have taken it's final long ride into that good night. 

Organizer John Colone says Hearse Fest's 16-year run is officially over, claiming that local leaders wouldn't approve this weekend's event due to expected traffic concerns. 

However, he adds that a lot of people will probably drive their hearses into town anyway because it's become a tradition--a tradition that he says is centered around fun.

No doubt that many hearse owners will "rage, rage against the dying of the light," and cruise into Hell just like old times. 

"Our whole thing is, you know, we want to make people laugh every day," says Colone. "We are Michigan's hysterical town, we just want people to come and have fun. That's all it's ever been.  Hell is good for the whole county."

While there's no official event this year, he's still expecting hearses from as far away as New Jersey, Louisiana, and the Dakotas.

 

*Tremendous liberty taken from Dylan Thomas' poem, "Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night."