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Linton Freedom Festival canceled for 2020

From the Linton-Stockton Chamber of Commerce:

LINTON, IN – The Linton-Stockton Chamber of Commerce and the Linton Freedom Festival Taskforce have made the difficult decision to cancel this year’s Linton Freedom Festival to be held June 29-July 4, 2020.

This decision has not come lightly. With the uncertainty that the COVID-19 situation brings, along with the possible changes to any of the Indiana Back on Track phases, the fact that we rely solely on events and the generosity of our local businesses and individuals to sponsor or donate financially to make our festival and parade possible, we felt it was the best decision to cancel. Not only did we not feel it to be appropriate to ask for funds, when so many of our businesses have experienced reductions in cash flow during this time, we also recognize the positive cases in Greene County continue to rise and felt an obligation to protect our community, our medical professionals and first responders.

The Linton Freedom Festival will return in full force for 2021 and looks forward to seeing each of you, along with your families and friends, supporting the Linton community and our Independence Day celebration.

About the Linton-Stockton Chamber of Commerce and Freedom Festival Taskforce

The Linton-Stockton Chamber of Commerce is dedicated to the promotion and stimulation of the economy of the Linton Community and Greene County to enhance the quality of life through business, industry and recreation. The Freedom Festival Taskforce is a committee of the Linton-Stockton Chamber of Commerce that coordinates and executes events surrounding the Linton Freedom Festival.

1 comment

  1. “J”…No, the Freedom Festival would NOT be “2 more months” away, it would be barely one and a half months away. However, I’ve got an idea, why don’t you contact the City & Chamber and offer to get yourself in gear to make an effort? After you have done that, please let the community members know when and where your committee meetings will be so we can attend to lend a hand? I promise you, I for one would be there if you did, but I won’t be holding my breath.

    I believe you missed a huge part of the justification of the Chambers decision to cancel the Festival…why would we want to put an additional burden on our local business people to invest time, money and resources in our current situation? There would likely be a very poor turnout for the Festival this year. I mean, how many rational people are planning to attend an overly crowded event this Summer or Fall, to risk the health of themselves and their loved ones? Oh yeah, “meth heads”!

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