Superintendent for Parks and Recreation, Tab Brockman, announced Monday afternoon that Hopkinsville is traditional in light of the COVID-19 pandemic pandemic and statewide recommendations for downtown celebrations – including the HES & EnergyNet- Christmas parade and the third annual Skatin in the square – have been canceled for 2020.
According to Brockman, the Christmas tree lights in the city center on Gründerplatz will be on Friday, November 11th. December, virtual and not open to the public. He adds that the HES-EnergyNet parade, which has been converted into a health and safety conscious reverse parade, has been canceled altogether and will not take place.
Brockman says this decision was made unanimously in collaboration with city officials, sponsors, and after talking to several parade participants.
He adds that everyone is disappointed to have to interrupt these wonderful local Christmas activities, but they look forward to the return of the traditional HES Christmas Parade and other festivities in 2021.
Brockman says all groups and organizations that have already paid their float / unit entry fee will receive a full refund. He adds that donated toys will be carried over to the Hopkinsville Fire Department’s Christmas Children’s Program, which works with the Hopkinsville Salvation Army to help families in need during the holidays.
He says the Christian County Health Department and Christian County Emergency Management Christmas Parade Grand Marshals will be extending their honor to the next year during the 2021 event.
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