***Notice of Cancellation***

Suncook Valley Rotary Club Cancels the 2021 Annual Hot Air Balloon Rally.

The Suncook Valley Rotary Club has announced that it will be cancelling the 2021 Annual Hot Air Balloon Rally.

 

Each year in late January/early February, the Club begins planning and fundraising for the annual Hot Air Balloon Rally. This winter, the direction of the pandemic was still uncertain and several of our Balloon Rally committee members were, and continue to be, heavily involved in the COVID 19 vaccine rollout across the State of NH as part of their day jobs. For these reasons and others, we have made the difficult decision to cancel the 2021 Hot Air Balloon Rally.

 

At this time of year, the Club would typically be working with vendors, entering into contracts and making decisions about the event. While our entire community is still dealing with and recovering from this public health pandemic it is not practical to request or make such commitments.

 

As part of the decision, the club weighed several factors, including how the pandemic could impact all the vendors, balloonists, families and the visiting public. With the large attendance we usually see at the Balloon Rally, we do not feel that we could ensure appropriate social distancing and public health precautions that are still needed at this time. Therefore, the Club felt that cancelling the rally was the safest option for the community and the public.

 

While it is sad to think about missing the Balloon Rally this summer, we plan to be back in 2022 bigger and better than ever. The Suncook Valley Rotary Club wishes everyone a safe summer and we look forward to seeing you at the rally in 2022.

 

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