Enfield Fourth of July Town Celebration

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The Dates of the 2021 Celebration are:
July 9th, 10th, 11th

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For Immediate Release

Long Time Town Celebration Will Not Be Held

Enfield, CT- The Fourth of July Town Celebration Committee, Inc. recently met via web conference to discuss the 2020 Celebration, which has been held annually since 1985, that is scheduled for July 10th - 12th. Over the past couple of weeks various committee members consulted with public officials, key sponsors and vendors, and representatives of performers booked for our event regarding the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on this year's Celebration. Based on the information gathered, the committee has made the unfortunate, but responsible decision, to not hold the event this year.

An event of this magnitude requires the financial support from our many sponsors, the coordination with our various vendors, a commitment from our hundreds of volunteers, and a willingness of the general public to attend and support the Celebration through the purchase of food, beverages, registration fees, and other items. Due to the economic uncertainty brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic, the ability to secure sponsors and vendors has proved to be understandably difficult. With the need to practice "social distancing" for the foreseeable future, we also anticipate the difficulty in getting volunteers willing to staff the event and the general public to attend any large gathering. A successful Celebration, attended by approximately 50,000 people each year, requires the support of sponsors, vendors, volunteers, and the public; and at this point in time the board feels it is in the long-term best interest of the Celebration to make this decision.

The committee looks forward to getting back to work later this year to begin planning the 2021 Celebration scheduled for July 9th - 11th. We also plan to continue our involvement in the community at various events such as "Family Day on the Green", "Fall for Enfield", and "Farm to Table", as well as other opportunities which may arise. Applications are still being accepted from graduating high school seniors for the 2020 Norma E. Post Memorial Scholarship, which has a submission deadline of May 8th.

Please direct all questions to Chairman Scott Kaupin at 860-966-6335 or scottkaupin@cox.net.