To the Editor: No Parade, No Fireworks

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Photo: Malcolm Andrews

The COVID-19 public health crisis has affected all our lives in so many ways, large and small.  And the impact is going to be with us for months to come. How much longer, no one really knows. The Crozet Independence Day Celebration committee met to discuss what to do about our community’s annual parade, celebration and fireworks this July.

With a sense of caution and a great deal of regret, we have decided to cancel this year’s Crozet Independence Day parade, celebration, and fireworks. Like you, we were looking forward to a return to “normal,” a chance to visit with family and friends and enjoy time together in Crozet Park, topped off with the wonderful fireworks. However, we think cancelling the event is the necessary thing to do for public safety and the well-being of all the residents and friends of Crozet.

In anticipation of better times ahead, we are already planning for our Crozet Independence Day Celebration next year, on Saturday, July 3, 2021.

For now, we ask you to continue to follow the advice of our health care professionals and wear a mask when you’re in public places, wash your hands with soap for at least 20 seconds or apply hand sanitizer after you have touched items or surfaces in a public places, continue social distancing and stay home as much as you can.

Be safe, be well.

Tim F. Jost Tolson
President, Crozet Community Association 
Chair of the Crozet Independence Day Committee

 

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