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Field of Dreams 20th anniversary celebration canceled


DYERSVILLE (KWWL) -- The struggling economy made its way from Wall Street to Main Street and now to baseball's Field of Dreams.

The owners of the movie site near Dyersville say they won't celebrate the 20th anniversary of the film's release this summer.

Don and Becky Lansing say with so many people losing their jobs it makes no sense to spend money on a celebration.

In a news release, the Lansings say that they, like many other businesses, are having to make tough decisions.

The Lansings say that instead of spending money on an anniversary celebration, they will donate $5,000 to a local food bank, calling it a much better use of the money.

The movie featuring Kevin Costner was released in 1989. It is based on the book "Shoeloess Joe" written by W.P. Kinsella.

Online Producer:  JJ Murray

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