The Glen Carbon Village Board voted unanimously to wait until 2021 to hold the annual event, originally scheduled this year on June 19-20, at its Tuesday, April 14 meeting.
The Homecoming is usually held on Father’s Day weekend in
June. But uncertainty over the constantly changing coronavirus crisis, such as whether medicine to fight it will be found by then and whether a second wave of the disease might occur at the time led to the decision. The village issued a press release the next morning that read, “During these uncertain times, ensuring the health and safety of all is our top priority.”
The village has reached out to the two vendors to whom it already has committed funds – the Friday night band Dirty Muggs with $3,000 and
Central States Fireworks with $1,000 – to find out if they would apply the deposits to a later date. All other contracts can be cancelled with a 30-day notice, according to Village Administrator Jamie Bowden.
“Certainly, if things turn around,” said Mayor Rob Jackstadt after
the vote was taken, “the community events committee can address issues – for example, a fall Glenfest or something like that. We’re not making any type of commitment one way or the other.”
Glen Carbon Homecoming 2021 has been scheduled on June 18-19, 2021.
Those with questions please contact Jamie Bowden, Village Administrator at 288-2614 or [email protected]