TASTE committee announces cancellation of festival

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The Lew Wallace Study Preservation Society Board and the TASTE of Montgomery County committee announced Tuesday that the TASTE of Montgomery County, originally scheduled for Aug. 22, has been canceled.

In mid-June, committee members met with members of the Montgomery County Health Department to learn proper safety precautions that would be required to hold the TASTE. After a lengthy discussion about the health and well-being TASTE-goers and the welcoming atmosphere so important to the TASTE, the committee came to this difficult decision.

The additional activities and protocols would require more volunteers than usual and the TASTE committee realized that many of the usual TASTE volunteers would be reluctant to attend. As a result, it would be even more difficult to provide a quality event that was safe for everyone. There was also concern that attendance would be significantly down, which would be very hard on vendors who would not see the revenue generated by a larger audience.

Ultimately, the consensus was that although the TASTE committee could put on a great and safe event, the situation is too fluid and rapidly changing. This was not an easy decision, but the TASTE committee feels that protection of the health of our community must take priority. For more information, contact Larry Paarlberg at 765-362-5769 or lpaarlberg@ben-hur.com.

The TASTE of Montgomery County will return Aug. 28, 2021.

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