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Let Freedom Ring announces cancellation of 4th of July Festival

Flocking, virtual run to still take place

The Let Freedom Ring festival has been cancelled due to the pandemic. This is a photo of float in the 2019 parade.
The Let Freedom Ring festival has been cancelled due to the pandemic. This is a photo of float in the 2019 parade.

Let Freedom Ring announced last week that it will be canceling the 4th of July Festival this year due to the COVID-19 outbreak with the community’s safety in mind. 

“As a committee we had to weigh different factors and one was if our community would be able to support our event,” a press release said. “We will still be trying to do little events throughout the rest of the year. Check our Facebook page for updates.”

LFR is still planning on doing flocking and having a virtual run. 

Call or text 815-275-3360 and tell them the name and address of the yard you want to flock. The well-trained flamingos will stay in your friend’s yard for 24 hours. 

LFR will be holding a virtual run from June 1 until July 4. It is open to anyone, anywhere. Runners can run or walk the distance of their choice at their own pace. You will keep track of your distance on an app. Use your treadmill or get outside to hit the pavement. Awards will be sent out. More details will follow on the LFR Facebook page. 

LFR will also be active with PorchFest, Straw Fest and the Mt. Morris Jamboree (Friday night concerts) depending on what happens with COVID-19. 

“The LFR committee will be hard at work for the 2021 festival and hopes to see you there,” the press release said.