Last Updated on October 18, 2020 by Office of Logansport Mayor Chris Martin

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SOURCE: News release from Office of Logansport Mayor Chris Martin

It is with deep regret and sorrow that we announce that the Light Up Logansport Parade for 2020 has been canceled. ‘

There have been often times this year that judgement calls have to be made for the overall well-being of the community in which we serve, even if they are painful.

“I know this was a difficult decision to make in cancelling such a popular holiday event for families in our community,” comments Perry Gay, President and CEO of Logansport Memorial Hospital. “Although it is disappointing, I do believe it is the right decision based on the information that we have today, about COVID-19 cases on the rise again in Cass County and across the state of Indiana. Right now, it is more important than ever that we continue to do what we can to protect ourselves and others by social distancing, wearing masks, and washing hands frequently. In the best interest of our community’s health, I endorse this decision.”

DeannaCrispen, Cass County Community Foundation President & CEO stated, “The Light Up Logansport Parade is a family holiday favorite but after much discussion and the increase in Cass County’s positive Covid-19 cases, we support the city’s decision to cancel this year’s parade. The risk to our volunteers and community were just deemed too significant to move forward. We are extremely hopeful we can work with the city to provide some holiday spirit while still being compliant with current health restrictions and concerns.”

The Martin Administration will continue working on a substitute event this year, so that we are still able to celebrate the holiday as a community.