BEECH GROVE — The fireworks scheduled for July 3 in Beech Grove were decidedly canceled, according to the office of Mayor Dennis Buckley.
After consulting with the Beech Grove Police Chief and Fire Chief, Mayor Buckley is recommending a permit for public display of fireworks on July 3 is not issued by the Board of Public Works and Safety.
"It is apparent that social distancing will continue to take place through August of this year, and with the large crowds that this event will draw, may cause our citizens and guest an unnecessary risk of exposure," Mayor Buckley's statement read.
The city will prepare for the next fireworks event in 2021.
Officials in two other Indiana communities have canceled community events scheduled for summer in wake of the continuing COVID-19 pandemic as well.
Anderson Mayor Thomas Broderick Jr. on Monday announced the cancellation of the Citywide Clean UP, Summer Parks Camps, City Pool, July 4th parade, fireworks and festivities, the Downtown Concert Series and the Mayor's Annual Charity Ball for Teachers.
In Tippecanoe County, the Tippecanoe County Health Officer on Tuesday issued an order postponing or canceling community events through June 30.