Sheldon, Iowa — The Sheldon Chamber and Development Corporation has made the final decision that Celebration Days will not be held in Sheldon this September, due to concerns over the COVID-19 pandemic.
The SCDC has issued a press release that says, “After seeking advice from our local healthcare officials, legal counsel, community partners and while staying within the recommendations by Governor Kim Reynolds, the Sheldon Chamber and Development Corporation Board of Directors has decided to postpone Celebration Days until Labor Day weekend of 2021. The ultimate factor in postponing Celebration Days is to reduce the spread and potential outbreak of COVID-19.” It goes on to say that the SCDC Board does recommend the fireworks display continue for the evening of September 6, and this will be discussed by the City Council at their August 5th meeting.
SCDC officials say the decision to cancel was a difficult one that was not taken lightly by the Board. No one wants to see events cancelled, but with kids heading back to school the Board says they didn’t feel it was responsible for them to hold an event that would potentially cause an outbreak and jeopardize kids being able to stay in school.
The Sheldon Chamber and Development Corporation says they are planning future events that will meet social distancing guidelines and will be fun for the entire community.