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DDC Director: Some Year-End Holiday Traditions Necessarily Virtual This Year

October 9th, 2020 by WCBC Radio

Some of the more popular holiday traditions in downtown Cumberland are among the latest casualties of the the COVID-19 pandemic- although nothing has been completely canceled . During Thursday’s meeting of the Downtown Development Commission, executive director Melinda Kelleher reported that she has been in discussions with Mayor Ray Morriss about the annual holiday events and how they could be handled. As a result, tentativel plans for Halloween include virtual contests and a trunk or treat event at Constitution Park on Friday, October 30th. The two biggest events- the Christmas Tree lighting and New Years Eve Ball Drop will probably be virtual…


Kelleher, who began her duties just last month, said it’s a real balancing act to retain some of the traditional Cumberland holiday events- while at the same time focusing on health and safety protocols