Callithumpian parade denied, at least for now

Staff Writer

    Recent outbreaks of COVID-19 cases in Adams County have caused great concern to the Adams County Health Officer Dr. Michael Ainsworth, leading to the denial — at least temporarily — for the city to host its annual Callithumpian Parade.
    The annual parade, considered the oldest of its type in Indiana, is normally held the last Monday in October, which this year would be the 26th. Given any sort of decent weather, it annually attracts thousands of people to the downtown area. However, with the COVID-19 virus not giving ground, packing the sidewalks as the norm would seem to be out of the question.
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