(Beaver Dam) Beaver Dam Lake Days has been cancelled for this year. The Lake Days committee made that announcement Wednesday morning on their website. The committee says (quote) “with the uncertainty of the COVID-19 crisis, the unknown time frame of mandatory closings, and the necessary time and energy that will eventually be spent on recovery, it is with great sadness we have decided to suspend Lake Days” until next year.
Organizers say their local business partners are critical to their success, and as a community-based group they cannot in good conscience go ahead with fundraising this year. Their wish instead is that everyone focuses on helping their fellow citizens in order to strengthen the community once the pandemic passes.
The committee mentioned the local restaurants, taverns, retail stores and employees that will be feeling the long-term effects of the pandemic, and they ask when they able to re-open their small businesses, the public “support them wholeheartedly.”
“We know that if we all pull together,” the post says, “Beaver Dam will come out of this pandemic as strong as it’s ever been. We’re confident that will happen, and that Lake Days in 2021 will be better than ever.”