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Fireworks event planned for Labor Day canceled

ELKINS — The collaborative group that includes the Randolph County Commission, Elkins City Council, the Elkins and Beverly mayors, Elkins Main Street and the Elkins-Randolph County Chamber have decided to cancel the Fireworks that were being planned for Labor Day weekend.

“While having the fireworks would’ve been nice,” stated Randolph County Commissioner Mark Scott, “after speaking with my fellow commissioners, we support the decision of the collaborative group. The Commission in no way wants to jeopardize the safety of our citizens. We would like to acknowledge the hard work of all the organizations that came together to try to make this happen, but we agree that this is not the time to attempt it. Hopefully, we will not be dealing with COVID-19 next year.”

Cancelling the fireworks is disappointing to everyone involved in the decision, but, using the governor’s protocols as a guideline, the group felt it was the correct choice. Chamber Executive Director Lisa Wood explained, “The annual fireworks are a gift from the County Commission and the City of Elkins to our community. The Chamber is proud to be a part of the collaborative effort it takes to put on a fireworks show. Our plan is that next summer, the collaborative group, local businesses and organizations, and a team of volunteers will be able to bring fireworks to our community as part of a larger 4th of July weekend celebration. We hope to have much to celebrate in 2021!”

The mission of the Elkins-Randolph County Chamber of Commerce is to advocate, educate, and network to enhance business opportunities in Elkins & Randolph County

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