In an unexpected turn of events, the Seven Fields Community Carnival won't happen after all.
Although the borough council voted in favor of holding the three-day festival at its June 8 meeting, the vendor, Lisko Family Amusements, told the borough it was no longer willing to participate in the carnival.
“Their representative said that this difficult decision was made largely in part due to Gov. (Tom) Wolf's COVID-19 health guidelines and social distancing restrictions, and the impact to Lisko's successful business operations,” a notice on the borough's website states.
With such short notice, the statement continues, Seven Fields will not be able to secure another carnival provider, and thus had to cancel the three-day event.
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