Art in the Park canceled

SWARTZ CREEK — The Kiwanis Club of Swartz Creek has announced the cancelation of the 2020 Art in the Park.

The annual art fair was scheduled for Aug. 29 at Elms Park.

The cancelation is a result of the current and potential protocols for public gatherings due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

“Currently, the state has Genesee County in Phase 4, which allows for 100 people (at outdoor gatherings),” said event organizer Doug Stephens. “We can’t comply with that requirement. Even if we were in Phase 5, which allows up to 250 people, it would require us to implement severe limitations and conditions that we find unacceptable. With that behind us, we now look forward to next year.” — L.R.