SMWC cancels Christmas parade amid rising COVID-19 cases

Wabash Valley COVID-19 updates

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTWO/WAWV) — Due to rising numbers of COVID-19 cases in Vigo County and the surrounding areas, Saint Mary-of-the-Woods announced the cancelation of its annual Christmas parade.

“We are saddened that we cannot hold our annual event this year,” said John Mace, coordinator of the Parade and director of conferences and events at SMWC. “It was a very difficult decision to cancel the parade, but we feel this is for the best. We hope to see everyone at next year’s parade.”

The parade, set to be held Dec. 5 in Fairbanks Park, previously transitioned to a drive-through parade where entries were stationary, and the visitors view the floats from the safety of their vehicles; however, the college deemed it best to cancel the event.

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