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City of Tavares

Posted on: May 22, 2020

Message from Tavares Mayor Amanda Boggus to Tavares

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Message from Tavares Mayor Amanda Boggus to Tavares

“Like so many other cities across our state, the City of Tavares will delay our large community event celebrating Independence Day with a parade and fireworks until Labor Day - Saturday September 5th.

This decision was made by the Tavares City Council under the guidance of the Governor’s orders to protect our residents and employees from the COVID-19 virus by not holding large events. The City Council made this decision with heavy hearts as we know this beloved tradition of parades and fireworks is one family, City Council, and staff alike look forward to every year.

Tavares is a City that celebrates Community Events TOGETHER, and this decision better ensures the participation of our elderly citizens, the medically fragile, and grandparents who may be left out of an earlier celebration. However, they will be able to join us and their families on September 5th as we LIGHT UP LABOR DAY weekend with a celebration to remember!

The celebration of Independence Day this year on July 4th will go on at every home across America – you can’t stop that nor would any of us want to. This celebration will be enjoyed in backyards by American Families – SAFELY. So, fire up the grill! Invite your family. Turn on the TV and watch the fireworks virtually and safely. For those who want to attend a physical display of fireworks, join us on Saturday September 5th in downtown Tavares.” Mayor Boggus