After much consideration, the Fruitport Lions Club has decided to cancel Fruitport Old Fashioned Days for this year. We will, however, hold a virtual 5K road race and a virtual bike run.
There has been a myriad of things that helped us make the decision to cancel. First – Covid-19 numbers are continuing to rise. We thought since our event was the end of May we could still do it. Second – the responsibilities of the club would include social distancing for all activities, the carnival would need to be fenced in with ingress and egress spots, a limit of 1000 people including staff must be accounted for and these things would be hard to do especially on getting volunteers and the cost of fencing. Third – large gatherings were a contributing factor to cancelling the fireworks and the parade.
We do not want to become the source of spreading the virus so we will have to wait until next year to try our event again.
Pat Stressman, Chairperson
Fruitport Old Fashioned Days