Public health concerns prompt city officials to cancel St. Patrick’s Day Festival

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WICHITA FALLS (KFDX/KJTL) — The downtown Wichita Falls St. Patrick’s Day festival scheduled for Saturday has been canceled.

The cancel is due to public health concerns over the coronavirus, and Downtown Development decided that canceling the festival was best for the community.

This decision was made after Downtown Development consulted with Wichita County Health Department and city officials including Mayor Stephen Santellana.

Everyone involved said this is not a decision they made lightly.

“For us, it’s basically taking advice from others that have gone through this, or historical lessons that history has taught us before the more social distancing you do, the more of these events that you can cancel and not have the elderly or some of the medically frail people to go to these events the better off you are trying to control something like this,” Stanellana said.

People who have purchased tickets to the festival are asked to consider their ticket a donation.

Click here for more information on a refund.

Iron Horse Pub will still be hosting the musical acts scheduled to perform this weekend.

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