Due to Directed Health Measures (DHMs) issuing restrictions on parades and the uncertainty on a timeline when restrictions will be lifted, organizers of the Custer County Parade have made the difficult decision to cancel the parade.
According to Broken Bow Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Deb Kennedy, the parade committee felt that even if the DHM was lifted to allow parades, there would not be enough time to organize the event. Concerns were also expressed that if the parade was able to be held, having a large gathering of people in one location would be counterproductive for social distancing and the goal of preventing the spread of COVID-19.
While the parade this year has been canceled, the parade committee is looking forward to 2021 to make next year’s parade a huge success! If anyone would like to help in planning and preparing for next year, reach out to the Broken Bow Chamber of Commerce for more information.