Peach Jam 2020 canceled due to COVID-19 restrictions

Published 1:57 pm Tuesday, April 28, 2020

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From Staff Reports

The Board of Directors of the Chilton County Chamber of Commerce has announced that the Peach Jam Jubilee, originally scheduled for June 27, 2020, has been cancelled because of the COVID-19 pandemic. According to President Billy Singleton, the Board of Directors delayed the decision in the hope that social distancing and restrictions on large assemblies would no longer be required by the date of the annual celebration.

“It was our hope that the need for social distancing and other restrictions would no longer be necessary,” Singleton said. “The Peach Jam Jubilee would have served as a wonderful venue for the community to come together in celebration of a return to a more normal way of life. However, with no way of anticipating the duration of the ‘Order Suspending Certain Public Gatherings Due to Risk of Infection by COVID-19’  recently announced by Governor (Kay) Ivey that prohibits entertainment venues and other large public assemblies, it became impossible to plan for a successful event of this size. Most important, the health and well-being of our residents and guests are our primary concern and the Board of Directors strongly opposed taking any unnecessary risks. It is our intent to bring the Peach Jam Jubilee back as an even bigger and better venue in 2021.”

As restrictions on public gatherings are removed in the weeks ahead, the members of the Board of Directors of the Chamber of Commerce anticipate hosting a series of smaller events to support local business and industry through the remainder of the year.