DVA CANCELS SUMMER EVENTS
Downtown Vernon Association’s Signature Festivals Fall Victim to Covid-19
The safety of Downtown Vernon’s residents, workers and visitors is of the utmost importance to the Downtown Vernon Association (DVA). While there appears to be some light at the end of the physical distancing tunnel, it is important that we continue to hold the line and take the appropriate steps to limit the spread of COVID-19 and ensure our entire community remains healthy.
After serious and ongoing consideration of all the current requirements, recommendations and projected changes in the event community, the DVA has made the difficult decision to cancel the 2020 Sunshine Festival originally scheduled for June 20, as well as the Civic Sounds concert series in July and August and Try It @ Justice in June and July.
The goal for the DVA’s events has always been quite simple: Provide wide-appealing events and activities to encourage residents, guests and visitors to discover Downtown Vernon’s unique businesses and beautiful “main street” atmosphere.
“Event planning takes months of lead up coordination and the financial support of many community-minded businesses.”, says Events and Promotions Coordinator Heather Sharpe. “Our downtown businesses and event sponsors are focused on keeping their businesses operational and the current requirements for physical distancing makes these types of events near-impossible.”
During this time of adjustment, the DVA encourages you to remember the many small businesses in downtown Vernon and to continue supporting them, even if you cannot visit them physically. It has been difficult for many businesses as they have been required to cut capacity or close entirely by this crisis and many small, independent businesses are doing their best to adapt and respond quickly.
The DVA appreciates your support of our downtown business community and look forward to seeing our sidewalks and stores full of happy and healthy people to #DiscoverDowntown soon.