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Coplay: Community Days fate to be decided

Wednesday, June 24, 2020 by The Press in Columns

A decision on whether to hold Coplay Community Days in late August should be made in the next week or two, organizers said.

The three-day festival has been a fixture in the borough for more than three decades.

“It is up in the air,” co-chairman John Schreiner said.

The committee will convene in a special session over the next several days and make its ruling on whether to cancel the festival on account of the coronavirus.

Community Days draws several thousand people for the popular three-day event. Bands such as The Aardvarks bring in huge crowds for the festival.

This year would mark the first time Community Days had to be canceled. Even heavy rains in the past have not called off the event.

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Residents have been expressing concerns over fireworks in the borough.

Despite the state law regulations regarding fireworks, residents are reporting they are hearing them late into the night. It was also noted the fireworks are also having a negative effect on some pets.