Gering Christmas Holiday Parade canceled

Holiday event canceled due to rising Covid-19 cases.
Published: Nov. 19, 2020 at 12:23 AM CST
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SCOTTSBLUFF, Neb. (KNEP) -The Gering Christmas Holiday Parade, scheduled for Friday, November 27th, has been canceled due to rising Covid-19 cases in the Panhandle, the Gering Merchants Association announced in a press release Wednesday.

“This was a very difficult call for our Merchants organization and our Downtown business community to make today,” said Gering Merchants Chairman RaNae Garton, “but relying on the facts of community spread cases rising daily, we need to keep our Gering families and residents in mind and do everything possible to minimize community transmissions during this most critical time of the pandemic.”

Despite the cancellation, Santa’s Village Lights will come on to kick-off the holiday season in Downtown Gering, instead. The lighting is scheduled for Friday, November 27th, at 6 p.m.

Gering merchants and volunteers will set up Santa’s Village on Thursday, November 19th, at 2 p.m. Volunteers are welcome.

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