From staff reports
In order to protect the health and safety of guests and volunteers due to COVID-19, and in compliance with state-mandated regulations, the 81st annual St. Joseph 4th of July Celebration will be scaled back to include only online and mail-based activities for 2020.
“Even though Clarion County is in the ‘green phase,’ we’re still limited to a maximum of 250 people per event” said committee member Rob Gatesman. “We have nearly 300 volunteers alone on that day, and that puts us over the limit already,” he said.
Despite the circumstances, organizers will not let 80 years of tradition pass without a celebration, even if it is reduced. The committee is planning three large drawings as well as an online quilt auction and sale.
The online quilt auction and sale is planned to open in mid-June and will continue until noon on July 4. Sixteen handmade quilts will be featured.
The Liberty 5K will be held either virtually or live at a later date, pending health and safety precautions.
Raffle ticket are available to members of the community and can be purchased online or requested by calling the parish office at (814) 226-7288 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
More information on the drawings and access to the auction and sale are available at www.stjoseph-stmichaelparishes.org.