January 6, 2021
Official Statement from St. Patrick’s Association
After considering public health/safety and economic concerns, the St. Patrick’s Executive Board and Steering Committee voted to cancel the 2021 St. Patrick’s Celebration scheduled for March 18-21, at a meeting held at 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday, January 5, 2021. The voting committee, made up of current and past general chairpersons, reviewed state guidelines concerning public gatherings and active case and hospitalization rates and their implications. The committee also considered input from 20 local, regional, and state health, government, industry, and school officials before voting unanimously to suspend the 2021 event and to focus on planning the 2022 75th Diamond Jubilee St. Patrick’s Celebration which will be held on March 17-20, 2022. All committee members expressed significant regret that such a decision needed to be made, but after discussion, it became apparent that it was in the best interest of community safety and the economic impact on future St. Patrick’s celebrations. Any questions or comments should be directed to 2021 St. Patrick’s Chairman Mickey Mitchell via email at email@example.com.