CHESTERTOWN — One annual Halloween tradition in Kent County has been canceled due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

The annual Halloween parade in Chestertown is not happening this year, according to a news release.

The Chestertown Lions Club, which sponsors the parade, announced the cancellation last month.

“Because of ongoing COVID-19 concerns, the annual Chestertown Halloween Parade will be canceled this year. The Chestertown Lions Club which sponsors the parade each year decided that because of the impact of COVID-19 and for safety considerations it was best to cancel the parade this year,” the Lions Club said in a statement.

The parade was held annually in conjunction with the Sultana Education Foundation’s Downrigging Weekend festival in late October. Sultana announced in July the cancellation of Downrigging due to COVID-19 safety concerns.

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