With the state now officially on a two-week “pause,” aimed at curbing the spread of COVID-19, several traditional holiday events in town have been cancelled, and a village typically lit up for Christmas is set to remain dark in 2020.
The Burrillville Parks & Recreation Department has announced cancellation of the annual Santa at Stillwater event with plans to return next year.
The Pascoag Fire Department has announced that due to the increasing number of COVID-19 cases, they will forgo the annual hanging of lights downtown.
“The amount of work required in close contact for an extended period places an undue risk on our volunteers, and the Pascoag Utility District that assist us in putting up the lights,” the department announced. “We hope you understand and we look forward to continuing the tradition next year.”
Also cancelled in the Downtown Pascoag Neighborhood Association’s annual Victorian Holiday. Organizers say that are still trying to determine if they can put on some type of distanced, modified celebration.