WALLINGFORD — The mayor canceled an annual town celebration of the life of Martin Luther King Jr. because of problems caused by the extreme cold.
The event was scheduled for Monday morning at Town Hall.
Joan Stave, mayor’s office secretary, said Mayor William W. Dickinson Jr. canceled the event after consulting with the Public Works Department about road conditions and taking into consideration power outages.
The freezing temperatures, which remained in the single digits until the afternoon, also was a reason, Stave said.
The event has not been rescheduled yet.
Students from the town’s elementary, middle and high schools, as well as local Girl Scouts, were slated to participate by contributing artwork and essays and reading from King’s work. The Sheehan High School chorus was scheduled to perform.
Schools Superintendent Salvatore Menzo said that Dickinson contacted him before 8 a.m. about the cancellation.