ASHVILLE – Ashville mens club in May reported the cancelation of 4th of July fireworks due to COVID-19 restrictions and many people were upset.
Mens Club this week posted an explanation for the cancellation and the inability to host even with the current Gov. Dewine roll backs.
“There are several reasons but first and foremost is that at this time Festivals, Parades and Carnivals are still part of the continued business closures per the Ohio Department of Health Responsible Restart Ohio.
The Governor did sign an executive order Tuesday June 9th allowing “County fairs focused on supporting 4H and FFA to take place with restrictions.”
In addition each county will get $50,000 of state money if they hold a Jr. Fair, and $15,000 if they do not, to make necessary safety improvements during the coronavirus pandemic. No such financial support has been extended to local festivals making it very difficult financially to implement all the required safety measures, even if those events were allowed to take place.”
The Ashville Knights Of Pythias Patriots have decided to do a Parade and concert for the people of Ashville on the 4th in replacement for the Fireworks
According to the event page, “Parade will line up at Ashville Community Park at 3:00pm. Patriots Parade begins at 5:00pm. Live music starts at 7pm at the Ashville Community Park. Anyone with a classic car, Jeep, tractor, golf cart, parade float, or an organization or bands interested in participating in the parade show up at the park at 3:00pm. Restrooms are NOT available at the Ashville Community Park.”
You can find more info here: https://www.facebook.com/events/188584412484055/