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The 2020 Alaska State Honest in Palmer has been canceled, organizers stated in an announcement Friday.
The Alaska State Honest Board of Administrators and CEO Jerome Hertel made the choice based mostly on the continued uncertainty surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic, Hertel stated within the assertion.
“We need to make decisions now based on what we know today, not how we hope things will be in August,” Hertel stated.
The honest was initially scheduled to happen from Aug. 22 by Sept. 2 on the state fairgrounds in Palmer.
Organizers hope to carry the honest in 2021, in keeping with Hertel. This 12 months’s cancellation is the primary since 1942, throughout World Warfare II, Hertel stated.
“We have now reached the point that with all the conjecture surrounding mandates and recommendations for mass gatherings of this scale, it just will not be possible to deliver the same experience fairgoers have come to expect from the state’s largest celebration,” Hertel stated of the choice to cancel this 12 months’s occasion.
Individuals who have already paid for honest tickets utilizing bank cards will routinely be refunded, in keeping with Hertel, and people who paid utilizing one other type of cost can be contacted a couple of refund.
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