All Days of ’47 events canceled over COVID-19 concern
Apr 28, 2020, 4:54 PM | Updated: 5:28 pm
SALT LAKE CITY — The executive management of The Days of ’47, Inc., announced there will be no events marking the Pioneer Day Celebration in Utah this year.
Events that were scheduled to take place throughout the month of July 2020 have been postponed until July 2021.
In a statement, the Board said the cancellations include the parade, rodeo, Pioneers of Progress dinner, the sunrise service, the royalty pageant, and the pops concert.
“The decision was not taken lightly,” said Lane Summerhays, President of the Executive Committee of The Days of ’47 Inc. “It was made only after thorough consideration of input from all applicable sources.
Summerhays cited the Board’s first priority was the implementation of public health guidelines from both state and local officials in Utah.
He said that while he realized that conditions may change between now and July, that production of the events would involve large groups of people, the gathering of which does not fit with current state guidelines.
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