Oakfield Betterment Committee announces no Labor Daze this year

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 26 April 2021 at 11:17 am

OAKFIELD – The Oakfield Betterment Committee announced this morning that it has cancelled the Oakfield Labor Daze, a community festival on Labor Day weekend from Sept. 4-6.

“The COVID-19 pandemic has caused us all to make difficult decisions,” the organization stated on its Facebook page. “It’s a terribly frustrating circumstance made yet worse by the uncertainty of COVID-19. The New York State gathering guidelines have made many planned events just plain impossible.”

The Betterment Committee said it is not in a position to enforce capacity limitations, and verify the status of vaccinations and testing for COVID, and other requirements.

“Labor Daze is also dependent on our wonderful sponsors and we also believe it is irresponsible to solicit donations during times where business are also struggling,” the Betterment Committee said. “OBC will continue to work with local and state government agencies in an attempt to bring something to our wonderful Oakfield-Alabama community. Thank you to our board, members, many volunteers, and sponsors for your continued support.”