The surging number of COVID-19 cases in Mason County prompted the organizers of the Mason County Forest Festival to cancel the Paul Bunyan Grand Parade and fireworks slated for Saturday.
"The biggest part of making this decision is keeping the community safe and doing our part," Forest Festival Chairman Mick Sprouffskee said in an interview with the Journal. "That's really what this is about."
Sprouffskee said he understands the decision is not popular with some people.
Only 50 % of eligible Mason County residents have chosen to be vaccinated.
The festival's board members decided Sunday to...