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Los Fresnos’ Fourth of July celebration cancelled

No celebration or fireworks displays will be held this July Fourth in Los Fresnos as the city decided to cancel the annual celebration due to the recent spike in COVID-19 cases. Photo: Tony Vindell / LFN

By TONY VINDELL
LFN

LOS FRESNOS – For the residents of Los Fresnos and its surrounding area, this Fourth of July is going to be a quieter one.

The traditional July 4 celebration held at the city’s Memorial Park was cancelled because of the recent surge in the number of positive COVID-19 cases in the area.

On June 23, Cameron County reported an additional 111 positive cases of the coronavirus, raising the total number of positive cases to 1,758.

Although it should be noted that 1,062 of those individuals have recovered.

As a result of the July 4 celebrations being cancelled, the series of activities that includes live and DJ music, children and adult games, food, the many participating vendors, and, especially, the fireworks display will not take place.

The festivity is an annual event organized by the local chamber of commerce and backed by the city and Economic Development Corp.

The CDC had just allocated $5,000 to buy pyrotechnics, which is something the organization‘s board of directors has been doing for a number of years.

Val Champion, the chamber executive director, said they decided to cancel the celebration because of COVID-19.

“This is the first time we have cancelled the Independence Day Celebration,” he said, “but the safety of our community is our primary concern.”

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