Dear Branford Festival Community, Supporters, Family and Friends,
We hope that this letter finds you healthy and safe. During this unique and challenging time of COVID-19 we need to come together to support each other and our community. The Branford Festival has always been the kick off to summer bringing the community together. Since the very beginning of the pandemic, we have closely followed communications from federal, state
and local authorities, our local health department and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. As more information has continued to emerge, it has become clear that the Branford Festival Corporate Board would be faced with a heartfelt decision of canceling the 2020 Branford Festival.
The Branford Festival Corporate Board met virtually on Friday, April 17th to discuss the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on this year’s festival celebration. Unfortunately, after careful deliberation and discussion, the Board unanimously decided to suspend all Branford Festival activities for this year. This decision was painful and not easy for all involved, as this was the
first time in 36 years that a festival had to be cancelled. We are confident with our decision as it was necessary in keeping our community safe. While we won’t be coming together for our festival traditions of music, strawberry shortcake, pancake breakfasts, laughter, reunions with family and friends and the Father’s Day Road Race, we will continue with the planning in order to have the green alive in 2021. The Corporate Board along with the committee will continue working to bring the community back together for the 2021 Branford Festival. Just as you have supported the festival over the years, we ask that you continue to support each other during these trying times.
The Corporate Board and Branford Festival Committee eagerly await the time when we can welcome you all back to the Branford Green to reunite us as a community to share good food, our headliner bands; Almost Queen and The70’s Rock & Roll Roadshow, children’s activities, the craft and business expo and more!
Wishing you and your families strength, health and safety
Dale B Izzo
Dale Izzo, President
Branford Festival Corporate Board
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