WAVERLY, Iowa (KWWL) – Two of Waverly's big community events won't happen in 2020 due to the pandemic.
After a lot of consideration, the Waverly chamber of Commerce and Main Street program decided to cancel Jack-O-Lantern Night (the downtown trick-or-treat event) and Christmas Greetings on Main.
“After discussing the logistics of both events with local city and health officials and carefully studying the current effects the COVID-19 pandemic has placed on our community, it is with a heavy heart that we cancel these two events,” said Travis Toliver, Executive Director of the Waverly Chamber of Commerce.
To make up for the cancellations, the Chamber is announcing two new upcoming events. There with be a Virtual Pumpkin Carving Contest during the last week of October. The second will be a Holiday Drive-In Movie Night similar to the Chambers Moonlight Movie Night in August.
“We hope that by offering these two events, in lieu of our canceled ones, will still bring the spirit of both fall and holiday seasons to our community in a different, but safe, way this year,” Toliver said.
More information on both events is still to come.