As the coronavirus pandemic continues to change event plans another holiday is starting to see those changes.

Earlier this week it was announced the 38th annual Firecracker Run would be going virtual.  Now, in a message from East Moline Mayor Reggie Freeman, all other 4th of July events will be canceled.

"After a review of the Restore Illinois Phases from Governor Pritzker on May 5th, and information provided from the Illinois Municipal League suggesting municipalities to consider cancelling community events through early summer, much discussion and deliberation took place regarding the upcoming 4th of July Events held by the City of East Moline"

"For over 61 years, East Moline has hosted Fireworks and the AMVETS 4th of July Parade, which brings in crowds in excess of 3,000+ people.  With this in mind, it is with a heavy heart that I have decided to CANCEL these events as of today's date.  This decision was made based on the phase parameters put into place from the Governor, as well as, as my sincere consideration for the welfare and safety of our community.  It is our hopes that by announcing this cancellation now will also give ample notice to all parties partaking as vendors, and to those who volunteer and organize these same events."

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