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City of Clewiston cancels Sugar Festival out of overabundance of precaution for COVID-19

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Posted at 9:59 AM, Mar 11, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-11 09:59:21-04

CLEWISTON, Fla.  — The Clewiston City Manager announced the cancellation of the Sugar Festival in Clewiston.

The festival is held every year and features concerts, food, arts and craft and more.

A statement noted that the city is aware of the new cases of COVID-19.

With that new information, the city and festival organizers have been advised to cancel any upcoming large community events.

“This action is taken with deep regret and city officials offer apologies for any inconvenience this may cause, but the city must in an abundance of caution take whatever prudent action is necessary to ensure the health, safety, and welfare of this community.” Randy Martin, City Manager.

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