St. James bonfires nonetheless deliberate for Christmas Eve; pageant actions canceled this yr


LUTCHER – Organizers have canceled St. James’ annual bonfire celebration however say they are going to nonetheless gentle fires alongside the levee on Christmas Eve.

The Board of Administrators of the Pageant of Bonfires mentioned in an announcement Thursday that the celebration is not going to go on as deliberate attributable to COVID-19. Officers say restrictions limiting crowd sizes and alcohol gross sales had been among the many key components in canceling this yr’s festivities. 

Although the pageant itself is canceled, the group nonetheless plans to burn the normal bonfires on Dec. 24 whereas observing COVID-19 suggestions. 

The board says it plans to carry the pageant once more subsequent yr. 

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