Country Fest 2020 Postponed
After much discussion and discernment, the Country Fest 2020 Committee has postponed Country Fest to 2021.
Chris Aspegren, Country Fest ‘20 Committee Chair, led a recent meeting of Country Fest planners and sub-committee chairs, including Fr Jerry and Howard Fischer, in a discussion assessing the risks and benefits of going forward with the annual favorite parish and community-wide fundraiser.
“Health and safety in large crowds obviously became a real sticking point in the group’s discernment, said Chris. Everyone took to heart how enjoyable this event has been over the decades, and how valued the fundraiser aspect of the event is, but in the end we felt we simply couldn’t take the chance. Clearly, in addition, the financial impact of COVID-19 on our parishioners and loyal business sponsors played a significant role in our decision-making. ”
Before the meeting ended, there was a unanimous consensus to begin looking forward to Country Fest 2021 with the intent of making it a special and dynamic parish fundraiser.
“A summer time Country Fest, through its many iterations, going all the way back to the chicken dinner days, has meant a lot to this community! It’s part of our heritage. This is merely a postponement. May we experience a renewal and gather once again at Country Fest 2021” exclaimed Fr Jerry in his closing remarks.
Stay tuned throughout the year for more information on Country Fest 2021!