The Quincy Valley Chamber of commerce announced the cancellation of long-awaited events, including its fundraising golf tournament, last week.

The first bit of bad news came earlier this month, when the chamber announced it was canceling its business expo, which had been scheduled for Sept. 14.

“In light of the surge in COVID cases and the need to protect our businesses so that they are not faced with additional restrictions and can remain open, we have chosen to postpone the Business Expo until 2022,” an email from the chamber stated.

The email continued by stating, “We will refund all vendors that have pre-paid within the next week or so.”

A few days later, a second email from the chamber came, bearing more bad news for those of us who expected a return to a more normal calendar of autumnal events.

The second email canceled the golf tournament and the Chamber/Rotary auction.

“In light of the surge in COVID cases and the need to protect our businesses so that they are not faced with additional restrictions and can remain open, we have chosen to postpone the upcoming chamber events such as the, Golf Tournament set for October 8th and Chamber/Rotary Auction set for November 13th.

In a bit of good news, the Chamber announced in the same email that the Halloween-themed festivities, known as “Downtown Trick or Treat” still stood to go on as scheduled, barring any unforeseen circumstances.

“The Down-Town Trick or Treat will look similar to last year with a Drive-Thru theme,” the email stated. “More details to come. Date has been set for Friday, October 29th from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.”.

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