Holley cancels June Fest due to Covid-19 concerns

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 22 April 2020 at 12:53 pm

Photos by Tom Rivers: Bill Ingham of Morton rides his 1954 Model 40 John Deere tractor during the June Fest parade on June 2, 2018 in Holley.

HOLLEY – The Village of Holley June Fest celebration, scheduled for June 6, has been cancelled due to public health concerns with Covid-19.

The village announced the news today on its Facebook page.

“I am sure this announcement comes as no surprise to our community, given the current extension of the PAUSE until May 15 and the uncertainty of future social distancing and other requirements related to this public health concern beyond this date,” the village states. “It is unfortunate as this has been a fantastic and fast-growing event in our community and it is sad to have to officially cancel this, but we do have a moral obligation to consider our community’s health and welfare first.”

Holley is the second Orleans County community to cancel a big festival. Albion also nixed the annual Strawberry Festival this year. That event is the second Friday and Saturday in June.

Albion and Holley are both planning to have their festivals return in 2021.

Children enjoy a bounce house in Holley’s park during the June Fest in 2018.

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