(Beaver County, Pa.) Regis A. Collins, The Beaver County Maple Syrup Festival Chairman from PUSH Beaver County joined Matt Drzik on AM Beaver County Friday morning to make an unfortunate announcement about this years Maple Syrup Festival.
Collins told the listeners that “The Beaver County Maple Syrup Festival Committee has had to make the difficult decision to suspend the upcoming; 43rd Annual Beaver County Maple Syrup Festival. This decision was made, given the increased presence of the Coronavirus in Pennsylvania and the tri-state region, as well as the unknown impact it may or may not have on Beaver County. The challenge of complying with Federal, State & Local regulations regarding the COVID-19 pandemic and large social gatherings, and hosting a pancake breakfast was unachievable.
Given our Mission; PUSH Beaver County is a non-profit organization that
organizes and manages philanthropic and community events to enrich the lives of those who live in Beaver County. We believe that it is our responsibility
to take this precautionary step to protect the Public Health of our
We appreciate your patience and will continue to humbly ask for it during this time. We are diligently working to reschedule the Beaver County Maple Syrup
Festival, a complex process with many factors to consider. Upon confirmation of new dates for this event, we will update the public immediately.
The safety of attendees, vendors, and performers is paramount. We sincerely
apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and look forward to greeting
you, your family, and our neighbors, next year.”
Collins did tell Drzik that PUSH Beaver County’s signature event Beaver County Boom is still scheduled to happen in June.
You can hear the entire interview as it played on the air by clicking the play button below: