Woodstock Pride cancelled for 2020

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WOODSTOCK — The organizers of Woodstock Pride announced the cancellation of this year’s celebration on Friday.

“It is with heavy hearts that Woodstock Pride has made the decision to cancel PrideFest 2020,” the organizers said in a Facebook post. “It is the continued health and wellbeing of everyone we love that led us to this choice. We have already spoken to the City of Woodstock and a date is set for 2021, Sunday June 13.”

Woodstock Pride said that there aren’t general meetings because of coronavirus concerns.

The organization is still accepting donations for 2021 and are looking at ways to support the community during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Woodstock is the latest community to cancel or postpone Pride celebrations. Other areas that have include Aurora, Chicago, Buffalo Grove, Carbondale, Elgin, MetroEast, Mokena, and Springfield, as well as in neighboring areas such as Paducah.

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