United Way ‘2020 CommUnity Fest’ canceled, focusing on virtual ‘United We Can’

United Way's CommUnity Fest canceled
United Way's CommUnity Fest canceled(WSAW)
Published: Jul. 9, 2020 at 3:12 PM CDT
Email This Link
Share on Pinterest
Share on LinkedIn

WAUSAU, Wis. (WSAW) - The United Way of Marathon County is canceling its 2020 CommUnity Fest, originally scheduled for September 19th at Marathon Park in Wausau, and is refocusing efforts on a virtual event.

According to a news release, the CommUnity Fest was canceled due to concerns about the COVID-19 pandemic and recommendations from county health officials and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC).

Normally, CommUnity Fest would host the United We Can event, where people create food sculptures built and displayed from local businesses. United Way of Marathon County Communications Director Sarah Olafson said that event will now be held virtually.

You can pre-register for United We Can on August 20. Sculptures can be built between September 19th through October 2nd, with online voting taking place from October 3 - 8. Winners will be announced on October 9th.

Copyright 2020 WSAW. All rights reserved.