COUNCIL BLUFFS, IA, March 16, 2020– The 712 Initiative and Celebrate CB committee regret to announce that in light of the most recent events relating to COVID-19, it has been decided to cancel the 2020 Celebrate CB parade and Celebration in the Park.
As Council Bluffs’ longest standing community event, this was a difficult decision to make. Since the parade and activities bring out roughly 10,000 people, the decision to cancel was made to ensure the health and safety of the community.
“With the size of the crowd for Celebrate CB and the uncertainty of the timeframe for this virus, we unfortunately see the need to cancel this community event,” said Sheryl Garst, CEO of The 712 Initiative.
All parade entry fees will be refunded and the Celebrate CB committee plans to keep the year’s theme, 20/20 Vision for the Future, active on social media.
The annual community cleanup event, Clean Sweep, has not been canceled. The event will be reworked to limit the size of volunteer groups, with more details announced as things develop.