By K’Lynn Lane, Executive Director – Condon Chamber of Commerce
Even though, we all knew it was coming, Governor Brown’s announcement that large events will not be allowed until September hurt my heart to the point, I had to take time to grieve. We have been planning these events for the past 12 months, The Summer Concerts and Artisans markets help support our small businesses, nonprofit organizations, local craftsman, touring bands and many more. The Fabulous Fourth of July is a tradition celebrated by many those who have made family traditions of coming to Condon for years, watching the parade and participating in the Soap Box Derby and Windmill Classic. The shutdown of our towns has been devastating on or small businesses, local economy, and mental health of many.
Our Chamber Executive Director and Board have looked at every avenue available to hold a safe event because they know the impact the events they host have on our community. And, the good news is your Chamber Board of Directors is passionate about the safety of those attending, our volunteers, contractors, and event staff. However, we cannot take the risk of infecting our community members and those who visit here and are committed to following the guidelines of the CDC and local Health Department. At this time, we will be cancelling our June and July Summer celebrations and will hold hope for our Gilliam County Fair.
If you have any thoughts, comments, or solutions to ways we can provide safe summer events for smaller groups we would love to hear from you, together we will get through this and together we will celebrate with joy once we do.”
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