The Town of Porter Town Board announced Thursday it has decided to cancel this year’s Summerfest, which had been scheduled for Saturday, July 18, at Porter on the Lake Town Park.
Town Supervisor John “Duffy” Johnston said the Town Board held out hope this year’s event – which was scheduled to include performances by The Strictly Hip and the Thurman Brothers – could take place. However, as the town awaits Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s coronavirus guidelines as it pertains to phase four, it became difficult to finalize planning for the event.
“After much deliberation and waiting on the governor’s phase four, the Porter board decided to cancel the event. The decrease in COVID-19 cases in Niagara County is a great result of our elected officials’ hard work. We believe that, if this popular event was to go on as planned, the number of participants would be overwhelming,” Johnston said. “The Town of Porter Town Board wants to make the correct decision for our residents and the surrounding communities. We want to thank all of our sponsors, vendors and The Strictly Hip and Thurman Brothers bands. We will see you on July 17 in 2021. Thank you.”