CANCELED: Highlands Day 2020
Following the proclamation from the governor of Washington prohibiting large public gatherings and placing restrictions on smaller gatherings, Highlands Council needed to cancel or postpone a variety of community gatherings and programming.
Sadly, we made the difficult decision to cancel this year’s Highlands Day festival. Yes, it is not until the end of August, but the financial investment and bulk of production planning happens in the spring. Given the uncertainty of the length of time the coronavirus will be among us, and the reality that the necessary sponsorship money from local businesses is not available due to this crisis, our board of trustees and staff made the decision to shift the focus of our efforts this year.
We are optimistic that summer will bring wellness and a return to normalcy to our area. Highlands Council has an exciting lineup of smaller, fun, summertime events, including the return of Neighborhood Pop-Up Parties, the new monthly Food Truck Fridays community dinner series, Bingo Night, the Fourth of July Picnic in Village Green Park, and Open Mic in Village Green Park, just to name a few.
Until then, please support each other. Sign up to help a neighbor in need as part of our new Neighbor to Neighbor Directory. Follow our official social media, subscribe to the weekly community e-letter, and visit our website regularly for updates regarding the impact of COVID-19 in our community and changes to the community social calendar.
Executive Director, Highlands Council
For more information, contact Christy Garrard, Executive Director, at 425-507-1110 or Christy.G@IHCouncil.org.