WALLINGFORD — The Wallingford 350th Jubilee Committee has decided to reschedule the celebration to June 2021.
Jubilee leaders decided Sunday to postpone the Jubilee Parade, the kick-off to the weeklong celebration of the 350th anniversary of the town’s founding, to June 19, 2021.
During a March committee meeting, the Jubilee was tentatively rescheduled to September.
In moving the event to next year, the committee considered the need to sponsor large-crowd events during safer times, according to a statement.
"We all understand the risks right now and agreed to protect the safety of all," Bob Devaney, committee co-chair, said in a statement. “It just makes sense on every level."
Committee discussions Thursday included consideration of the economic impact to sponsors and participating businesses during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
“Initiating the move now offers precious planning time to beating (COVID-19) in our community and ensuring recovery of all,” Christine Mansfield, the other committee co-chair, said. “The health and well-being of our businesses and residents is priority No. 1, and something to celebrate with our amazing sponsors in the future.”
Future details are slated to be released during the summer. For more information, visit the Wallingford 350th Jubilee Committee website, www.wallingford350.org, on Facebook, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.