Press Release for Immediate Distribution:
Monson Summerfest Celebrations: Victim to COVID-19
Monson Summerfest WILL NOT take place this year No June Fireworks and No July 4, 2020 Activities
Monson: The Monson Summerfest, Inc committee voted to suspend all activities for 2020 after consulting local health agencies, and that given these circumstances, it is not in the best interest of our town to hold our annual celebration this year.
Chairman Steve Slozak explained, “The committee has always prided itself by providing our community and visitors with a safe, friendly, and family oriented day in keeping with the traditional Fourth of July celebration. The current health concerns posed by the COVID-19 pandemic and it’s implications for the well-being of all people has posed a very real threat to that goal.”
He went on to explain, “It was a disappointing decision, but one that the committee felt necessary. We are not willing to put any of our citizens or visitors in harm’s way.”
The committee will continue to look forward to 2021 with a renewed desire to offer this Fourth of July celebration that over the years has become a part of Monson’s culture.
If anyone is interested in becoming a member of the Monson Summerfest, Inc. Committee, please contact the group by mail at Monson Summerfest, Inc. PO Box 113 Monson, MA 01057 or contact them on their website: www.monsonsummerfestinc.com
Further Information: Mr. Steve Slozak H: 413-267-3649 M: 413-262-9594