'Be happy, no worries': 'Burning of the Boog' held at Alpenfest

People visiting the 54th annual Alpenfest were able to burn their worries away during the Burning of the Boog event.

OTSEGO, Mich., (WPBN/WGTU) -- The 54th Alpenfest has kicked off in Gaylord!

Dozens gathered at the annual Burning of the Boog during the opening day of the festival.

People wrote down their worries on a sheet of paper and put them in the Boog.

Those who took part said it works!

"Oh yeah totally, 100%."

"Oh yeah, yeah it takes your worries away, melts them away, yeah it's been good to us," said Joe Zima, a festival goer.

After letting it burn for a few minutes, the fire department started up the hoses to bring this year's Burning of the Boog to an end.

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