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City Officials Cancel New Year’s Eve Downtown Event

December 10th, 2020 by WCBC Radio

Downtown Development Commission Executive Director Melinda Kelleher announced Thursday that the city of Cumberland will not hold its traditional New Year's Eve celebration this year because of the worsening pandemic. The city traditionally rings in the new year with a ball drop and fireworks at midnight.

Kelleher said after a discussion with Mayor Ray Morriss and members of the City Council, it became apparent that there was no safe way to accommodate the crowd that the celebration tends to attract, even if people were staying in their cars to view the presentation.  The Mayor made the announcement on the Dave Norman Show in recent weeks that the event would not be held.

It's not yet known if there will be a virtual event as a substitute.