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Anderson cancels Fourth of July festivities

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ANDERSON, Ind. (WISH) – Every day more cases of COVID-19 are identified in the state of Indiana and more deaths related to the virus are announced.

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the city of Anderson has canceled their Fourth of July celebration.

In announcing his decision to cancel the city’s Independence Day festivities, Mayor Thomas Broderick Jr. released a statement saying in part:

“I am disappointed to report that the current COVID-19 crisis makes it necessary to cancel several of our city sponsored events in order to protect our community and its citizens from the spread of this deadly virus. All of these cancelled events involve large groups of people gathering together in social settings that will not be safe until we have substantially flattened the curve of this virus, driven down the numbers of cases and have developed and deployed an effective vaccine available to all of our citizens.”

Other events the city canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic include:

  • Citywide clean up scheduled for May 16, 2020.
  • Anderson City Pool opening
  • Anderson Park Department Summer Camp
  • Anderson City July 3rd parade, fireworks and associated festivities
  • City of Anderson Downtown Concert Series
  • Mayor’s Annual Charity Ball for Teachers