BRATTLEBORO -- Organizers of Brattleboro’s Fourth of July celebrations on Tuesday morning conceded that severe thunderstorms forecast for today could lead to a cancellation of holiday festivities.
A final decision would be made at 7:30 a.m. this morning, at which point the Brattleboro Reformer -- through its website, www.Reformer.com, and Facebook page, www.Facebook.com/BrattleboroReformer -- and other news outlets would alert the community.
The By the People: Brattleboro Goes Fourth citizens committee and town Recreation & Parks Department will be forced to cancel, rather than postpone, some or all scheduled Independence Day activities -- parade, Living Memorial Park festivities and fireworks -- in the event of thundershowers that could endanger participants and the public.
The parade cannot be delayed to a later date because of local permitting, police and liability insurance issues.
The town Recreation & Parks Department also will decide Wednesday whether to cancel any afternoon or evening activities at Living Memorial Park.