Harrah Day celebration canceled

COVID-19 pandemic stymies annual community event plans

By Ryan Horton
Managing Editor

The community of Harrah will miss out on a longtime tradition this year as the COVID-19 pandemic remain the primary concern throughout eastern Oklahoma County and the world.

Every year Harrah Day features events such as a pageant, parade, car show, health fair, craft market, food trucks, live entertainment and fireworks.

This year, those events are canceled.

Local youngsters enjoy the annual carnival at a previous Harrah Day. While Harrah Day 2020 is canceled, the carnival is set to continue. (PHOTO BY JASON TURNER)

“After extensive communication and consideration, the Harrah Chamber Board of Directors has made the difficult decision to cancel Harrah Day 2020 activities,” said Harrah Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Brandy McKay.

“Several factors were carefully considered, including the participation of student groups, food service and crowd-distancing.”

While official Harrah Day festivities have been canceled, Great Plains Amusements Carnival that sets up in coordination with the annual celebration, is still set to arrive in Harrah as scheduled.

The carnival will be Sept. 11-12 and all tickets can be purchased directly from Great Plains Carnival in Harrah Heritage Park (no pre-sale tickets sold this year).

“We look forward to brighter, better days ahead when we can safely gather to celebrate our great city! Until then, stay well and support each other,” said McKay. “The Harrah Chamber and the

Harrah Day committee look forward to resuming our long-standing town tradition in a big way in 2021!”

For more details about Harrah Day or the Harrah Chamber of Commerce, please call 454-2190.

 

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