FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 13, 2020
ISANTI RODEO JUBILEE DAYS COMMITTEE ANNOUNCES CANCELLATION OF 2020 JUBILEE DAYS PARADE, KIDS DAY ACTIVITIES, AND OUTHOUSE RACES
Melissa Bettendorf, Executive Director, North 65 Chamber of Commerce email@example.com
ISANTI, MN – With a heavy heart, the Isanti Rodeo Jubilee Days Committee announces that the parade, scheduled for July 9, 2020 and the activities scheduled in downtown Isanti for July 11, 2020, including kids’ day, turtle races, craft/vendor fair, corn feed, and outhouse races are cancelled for this year. This follows yesterday’s announcement that the Isanti Firefighter’s Rodeo will be cancelled.
The committee has met and discussed at length this year’s events in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. We’ve considered many options. At this time, we are unable to safely move forward with large scale, public events in consideration of state and local guidelines. It is our priority and responsibility to assure the safety of our many volunteers, parade participants, and parade/event attendees.
“The decision to cancel these events weighs heavily on our hearts as they bring so much joy to so many people. The parade planning, in total, takes about 9 months and I truly look forward to starting work on 2021 in October”, said Nicki Dochniak, Parade Chair.
Jubilee Days is a beloved community tradition, and so the decision to cancel was a very difficult one. The events are made possible through generous contributions from our area businesses, who are struggling during these closures and restrictions.
“It takes a lot of work and volunteers to put these events together. I am sad to see these events canceled and look forward to seeing everyone next year for all the fun”, said David Englund, Event Chair.
This festival comes together through the work of many organizations including the Isanti Lions Club, Isanti Firefighters Rodeo Association, North 65 Chamber of Commerce, City of Isanti, VFW Post 2735, and the Isanti Ambassador Program. We thank them for their support and, together, we look forward to an exceptional community celebration in 2021.