April 12, 2021

Stevens County Times

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Hancock Fourth of July canceled, fireworks still to be held

The COVID-19 pandemic has created unprecedented challenges to many festivals and celebrations around the country and unfortunately, this includes our Hancock Fourth of July event.  After reviewing the guidelines and restrictions, while also diligently reviewing every aspect of the event, the Hancock Lions has regretfully decided not to proceed with traditional events connected with the Hancock Fourth of July.

However, to symbolize our nation’s fighting spirit, the Hancock Lions WILL showcase a firework display at dusk on the evening of July 4.

“We want to unite our community and spark our patriotism in this symbolic way. We look forward to 2021 being bigger and better. But here, in this year of 2020, we need to show our strength and celebrate with family and friends in this way. We hope that you will once again consider donating to the Hancock Lions to help pay for the cost of this year’s important showing of fireworks,” the public announcement stated.

Katie Erdman