Organizers took their time to do the right thing . . .
The Kansas City St. Patrick’s Day Parade organizers announced Thursday morning that due to rising concerns over COVID-19 the committee has made the decision to cancel the parade.
It is the first time the parade has been cancelled in its 48 year history.
Parade officials said they made the difficult decision after the rapid development that happened during the past 24 hours.
"Canceling the parade was not a decision we made lightly,” said Adam Cannon, senior co-chair for the parade. “For 48 years, the Kansas City St. Patrick’s Day Parade has been a tradition for families, businesses, organizations and so many more. But, with the rapid developments that have occurred over the last 24 hours including the announcement from the World Health Organization and the President’s address to the nation, we feel that the most responsible thing we can do is cancel the parade.”
To wit . . .
Update . . . THEY CANCELED SNAKE SATURDAY.
More on the topic of cancellations for our angst-y discussion . . .
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BEAR MARKET 2020!!!
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POLITICAL CONSEQUENCES & PROBS BEST IDEA OF 2020!?!
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