The Fayette County Fair parade has been cancelled for this year, amidst the current pandemic.

Fair President Michael Zuhn told The Fayette County Record, one of the biggest concerns was the congestion on the courthouse square during the parade and an alternate route was discussed.

In the end, though, City of La Grange officials informed Zuhn that the parade could not be held.  Mayor Janet Moerbe says, “It was a very difficult decision, but the safest decision was to skip it.”

La Grange’s Emergency Management Coordinator, Sgt. Travis Anderson, said the parade plan was discussed at length by several La Grange city officials, “but for the health of everybody involved it was in the best interests to not have the parade.”

Zuhn said similar safety plans have been submitted to the city and county for the fair’s plans to have the Queen’s Contest, Livestock show and BBQ Cook-off—the only remaining aspects of the fair they still plan to have.

Anderson said he believes all three of those aspects of the fair will be able to occur based on the way the fair has presented plans for social distancing.

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