Town Crier competition planned for Tulip Time

Holland is looking for a town crier for its Tulip Festival

Officials say the West Michigan city of Holland will be the site of a Town Crier competition during next year's Tulip Time celebration.

The Holland Sentinel reports the city's Town Crier John Karsten made the announcement Wednesday and was joined by town criers from the Netherlands and Belgium.

The 2014 Tulip Time Festival is May 3-10. The annual event is a popular one in the city of Holland, which is known for its Dutch heritage.