CHAMBER & TOWN HALLOWEEN ACTIVITIES IN BLUE HILL CANCELLED
Dear Friends- it is with a very heavy heart that I must announce that the Blue Hill Peninsula Chamber of Commerce and Town of Blue Hill are no longer participating in the Halloween Festivities in Blue Hill tomorrow from 2-5pm.
Apx 10 days ago I spoke to the Maine CDC about our plan, and they felt confident that we were taking necessary precautions to make it safe. However, this past week the situation has really changed in the state and in Hancock County regarding active cases of COVID-19 and we are seeing a larger surge in cases than ever before. Because of this they have recommended we not carry out our planned festivities.
To be blunt, this sucks. I am sad for all the children who were looking forward to a fun and safe Halloween and I am so sorry for the wasted hours of work and money spent by our incredible local businesses and organizations to prepare for this event.
We have thought long and hard about safe alternatives, but the fact is that there are moderate to high risks for any community event such as this. The Town will be cancelling all stations and trunks on their Town Hall Property and there will no longer be Trunk or Treat at the School.
Individual businesses will make their own decisions for tomorrow. Please check the facebook event for their updates.
Our responsibility in this decision is to our community. We know it is going to be disappointing to many, but know also it will be a relief to others. We hope everyone knows that it is with the best of intentions and with the safety and health of our entire community that we have to make this tough decision.
Thank you for your understanding and be safe.
~Chrissy Allen, Board President