Waubay Fun Fest is a go

Organizers of the annual Waubay Fun Fest have taken a lot of time to decide if it will be safe to proceed with their event this year. Last week they announced the July 17-19 event, at this time, is a go.

Secretary-treasurer for the Green Buffalo Club Sarah Bartelt said the organization finally made the decision based on seeing most everything else opening up again. While going forward, she said the event will look slightly different than normal because of safety precautions.

Additional tents will be acquired, making for 8,000 square feet of shaded area. No events will be held indoors and hand sanitizer stations will be available throughout the festival area as well as signage encouraging social distancing.

No indoor activities means the library will not be hosting anything and there will be no alumni display at city hall. The firemen’s annual steak supper will be held with the doors open. While there will be inflatables for the kids, Bartelt said children will be required to use hand sanitizer each time before going in. The firemen’s water fight will go forward as planned.

Bartelt said a specific contingency plan hasn’t been created at this point for severe weather although she said if it’s only a light rain the event shouldn’t be affected.

See the full schedule of events in an advertisment, found elsewhere in this issue. Updates to the event will be posted at the Green Buffalo Club’s social media page.