From the Perryville Mayfest Facebook page:
The Chamber of Commerce has made the very difficult decision to cancel this year’s Mayfest. The Chamber appreciates all of the sponsors and volunteers who were willing and ready to support this year’s event and we hope to continue to have your support in the future.
The Chamber worked tirelessly to create a safe environment for vendors and participants. A detailed plan of safety precautions was provided to the health department and the city well in advance of the event and were in accordance with Phase One of the Missouri Plan for Recovery. These plans were approved by the city on June 16.
We believe in every citizen’s right to make a decision for themselves and their family. We were ready and willing to provide a safe event for the members of this community. We are sorry that circumstances prevent us from having this event for those that were looking forward to attending.
We encourage everyone to continue to support local businesses who rely on these community events for income that is so vital for their existence. Many businesses have been gravely affected by this virus and it is essential that we support them at this time. We cannot sit back and watch the great businesses in this community fail. It is vital we support our local economy at this time.
We hope to see everyone at next year’s Mayfest!