During the regular Isle City Council meeting held at City Hall on Tuesday, May 12, the Council voted to cancel Isle Days in response to the Isle Chamber of Commerce deciding to cancel the celebration “due to circumstances surrounding COVID-19.”
A letter signed by Nicholas Skogen, Isle Area Chamber of Commerce president, stated, “We feel this is the safest decision moving forward. In an effort to allow vendors to reschedule, we thought it best to make the decision now rather than wait to see what may happen when and if the current stay-at-home order expires.”
Council member Don Dahlen said, “We discussed this thoroughly, and we decided that with some of the vendors who have made deposits, it was fair to say we’re not going to have the event.”
Chamber member and resort owner Tina Chapman, who was in attendance at the council meeting, said there were other alternatives discussed, and there may be some last minute events planned.
Council member Ginger Houle said they could possibly look at a fall festival.
The event was scheduled for July 10, 2020, and consisted of a festival, parade and fireworks, among other activities.