Athens Lions Club Cancels 2020 Kiddie Carnival
The Athens Lions Club has decided that due to COVID-19 it is in the best interest of the community, as well as our members and other volunteers, to not open the Kiddie Carnival for the summer of 2020. Our concerns regarding the spread of COVID-19, the necessary social distancing policies, sanitizing and attendance management factored into making the decision to cancel the 2020 Kiddie Carnival. Members of the Athens Lions club had a tough time making this decision because we know and appreciate what a tradition the Kiddie Carnival is for so many families.
Lion members each summer enjoy providing the community service that the carnival has offered for years - family entertainment geared toward toddlers and young children with nostalgic smaller carnival rides, bingo and on site concessions. We realize the decision to not have a 2020 Kiddie Carnival will be very disappointing to all those who have attended the carnival before and those planning to make their first visit this summer. The members of the Athens Lions Club are sad that the current circumstances of this pandemic have dictated that in the best interest of public health and safety, including the well-being of our members, we cancel this year’s carnival.
Ardmore High School Graduating Seniors of 2020 To March Through Town in Celebration
The Greater Ardmore Chamber of Commerce, The City of Ardmore, and The Town of Ardmore would like to invite the Community of Ardmore out to celebrate the 2020 Graduating Class of Ardmore High School for a Celebration Parade on Tuesday, May 19th at 6:30 pm.
The Ardmore High School Class of 2020 will depart...
May 9th City of Athens Relay for Life Bass Fishing Tournament Canceled
The City of Athens Relay for Life Team has made the difficult decision to cancel this year's Relay for Life Bass Fishing Tournament on May 9. The team had concerns for the safety of boaters, and did not want to put anyone at risk.
In addition to COVID-19 restrictions and concerns, TVA has issued a River Traffic Alert for May 8-10 at River MM 297.5 due to transmission line work.
TVA asks those who do enjoy the river this week to note: Transmission and helicopter personnel will be working during daylight hours. Safety patrol boats will be present and monitoring channels 16 and 13. For safety, watercraft should avoid the area or take extra safety precautions and go slowly.
From Eli's Block Party Care Show...
We have put a lot of thought into our new "Pandemic Policies and Procedures" for the car show May 16th 9-2 at Bethel Church of Christ, Capshaw Road, Athens, AL. Please, help us out by Pre-registering online. This will cut back on interactions as much as we can. We also ask that everyone wear a mask, maintain the 6-feet buffer, and keep their hands clean. Additional policies and protection measures can be found on our website: https://www.elisblockparty.org/register
Athens-Limestone County Tourism is providing a collection of press releases and information regarding closures, modified hours of operation, and other information about Covid-19 and its impacts via this blog.
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