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Calvert City's 'Ameribration' Canceled
By West Kentucky Star Staff
CALVERT CITY - A yearly Calvert City summer tradition has been canceled due to concerns about coronavirus.

Organizers announced Thursday all events pertaining to Ameribration this year have been canceled.

"It is sad that many important summer activities must be canceled. The response from the Governor's staff was clear about no large gatherings. Therefore, since they are large gatherings, the 4th of July festivities are not allowed," said Mayor Lynn Jones.

One of Calvert City's largest events, Ameribration draws thousands of people each year with arts and crafts, live music, cornhole tournament, a parade, and fireworks.

"While I am greatly disappointed, I am excited to announce that 2021 is the 150th Anniversary of Calvert City's founding. The celebration for 2021 Ameribration will be the most fantastic. It is going to be a really, really, big event," said Jones. Calvert City was founded in 1871 and plans to organize a fun-filled long weekend in 2021 to celebrate Calvert City. "I'm sorry this year's event must be canceled but we will continue to do our part to stay safe, healthy, and happy."

Also planned for the summer was a six-week summer camp program. Because of guidelines set by the Governor's office, the summer camp program will be postponed.

"The summer camp for Calvert City's youth does not meet the Governor's requirements and will be postponed until the summer of 2021," Jones said.

Published 03:29 PM, Thursday May. 21, 2020
Updated 07:13 PM, Friday May. 22, 2020

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