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Summer activities canceled, postponed in Town of Cheektowaga

Posted at 1:31 PM, May 06, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-06 13:32:43-04

CHEEKTOWAGA, N.Y. (WKBW) — Leaders on the Town of Cheektowaga announced Wednesday that all Parades and Summer Events scheduled for 2020 will be postponed and/or canceled amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

“The Town of Cheektowaga’s priority is the health and safety of our community, including our residents, staff, supporters, vendors and volunteers,” said Brian Pilarski, Town Councilmember. “As the COVID-19 pandemic unfolds, it’s become clear that in the face of an unprecedented situation, we need to make tough choices.”

The following events are postponed or canceled for 2020:

  • Memorial Day Ceremony
  • Firefighters Recognition Day
  • War of 1812 Ceremony
  • Flag Day Concert
  • July 3rd Concert
  • Fourth of July Parade
  • Family Days and Arts & Craft Show
  • Polish-American Arts Festival
  • Youth and Recreation and Senior Services Summer Concert Series

A news release issued by the town goes on to say, "Other town-sponsored events and activities set to happen during the summer, like summer camps, sports leagues and recreation activities, could face the same fate. Each service and program is being evaluated individually to see if it can conform to the Governor’s 12-step plan to reopen."