March 12, 2020

By Julie Cook | Events & Promotions Director

Increased calls for inclement weather, combined with growing concerns over COVID-19 have led us to believe the best decision for both parade participants and spectators is to cancel the parade.

“This is the first time, in 15 years, we’ve had to cancel this event,” said parade chair Nick Parker. “This is an incredibly popular family event in our community and it was not an easy decision to cancel. However, when considering the safety and well being of all involved, we believed this was the best decision we could make.”

As of the time of this release, the Emerald Isle Pub Crawl, planned and managed by The Strother District, will go on as scheduled. The crawl is set to begin at 2 p.m. Saturday. Any further announcements for this event will be made on the Emerald Isle Pub Crawl Facebook page.

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