The year 2020 is without a doubt going to be remembered for a long time.
For many of us, it has meant making sacrifices.
One of those sacrifices for Hamtramck is the cancellation of the annual Labor Day Festival.
Yes, we know, it’s not the most earth-shattering setback, but it is a beloved tradition, one that signals the end of summer.
The festival is a way for the community to come together. That community bonding will be missed.
Also likely to cancel this year is the Polish Day Parade – held on Labor Day — which is one of the most charming parades in the metro area.
We know these were tough decisions to make, but they are in the best interest of public health.
This coronavirus pandemic is deadly serious, and we can’t host a festival that could potentially infect hundreds of folks. Even if the events were to go on, organizers had to admit to the possibility that few people would even come out.
That would have meant a huge financial loss. And losing a huge amount of money would have killed any chance of the festival happening again. As it is, the festival survives, financially-speaking, by a thread.
The festival is run by volunteers, and is always in need of extra help. Let us all pitch in and make next year’s festival and parade even better.
Posted June 5, 2020