Covid cancellations

Yates City, Brimfield festivals called off

Weekly Post Staff Writer

The foregone conclusion that this is a summer like no others keeps being reinforced. Latest from the “Summer of Covid” are a string of recent cancellations for this August.

In the past week, organizers of Brimfield’s Old Settler’s Days and Yates City’s Harvest Home Festival have both opted to call off their August events due to restrictions related to Covid-19. Also canceled is the annual Small Town Tractor Pull in Laura.

Patty Tusek sent this release from the Harvest Home committee: “It is with heavy hearts that the Harvest Home committee has decided to cancel the festival for the year of 2020. We cannot find a way to fully comply with the state mandates and still provide the type of festival we believe our community deserves. When and if the mandates are lifted, we will be working on some alternate events to allow us to socialize and enjoy being part of our amazing little town. We cannot wait to see you all again!”

The Brimfield Area Men’s Club posted the following about Old Settler’s Days: “In the end, we believe this is the safest, most conscientious decision for the given situation. We understand that some will disagree with the decision and we apologize for any inconvenience this will cause to community members, vendors, suppliers, and participants. … If it helps, we’re already working on the entertainment for 2021.”