Plaquemine, La (BRPROUD)–The City of Plaquemine announced today that the July 4th Hometown Celebration will be cancelled this year.
“Even if Gov. John Bel Edwards announces that we are going into Phase II of the re-opening of our state in June, that only allows for crowds of up to 50 people,” said Mayor Edwin “Ed” Reeves, Jr. “Our celebration draws thousands, and we do not want to put our residents at risk.”
“We are very disappointed because this would have been our 20th anniversary celebration, but we believe this is the right thing to do at this time,” he added. “We are hopeful that we can hold one or two Boogie on the Bayou concerts this fall, but we won’t know if that will be possible until later this summer.”
The City will still put up July 4th decorations in honor of Independence Day, and residents are asked to hang American flags and decorate their homes to show patriotism and respect for our country.