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Jour De Fete Committee Sets Meeting For June 3 To Discuss Having This Year’s Event

The Jour de Fete Committee has scheduled a meeting for 6 p.m. on Wednesday, June 3, at the Ste. Genevieve American Legion to discuss whether this year’s event should go on.
The committee is seeking input from people in the community with their opinions.
Committee president Jami Inman said last Friday that six board members met last Thursday and took a vote on whether to move forward with planning the event. The majority of the board was in favor.

Jour de Fete brings many people to downtown Ste. Genevieve. Organizers are seeking input about whether to conduct the event this August.

“We’re going to have another vote and probably even another vote [as the event gets closer],” Inman said.
The committee is meeting at the Legion hall in order to have a venue that will allow social distancing for the public.
“We’re hoping that we’re going to get both points of view,” Inman said. “I would hope that all of the downtown businesses would be involved.”
Inman said businesses in the downtown don’t have to be open for Jour de Fete weekend if they have concerns about the spread of the coronavirus.
The virus so far this year has caused the cancellation of the Ecole du Soldat re-enactment encampment, the Garden Walk, the French Heritage Festival, the Ste. Genevieve County Fair and multiple installments of the Fourth Friday Art Walk series, among other events.

See complete story in the May 27 edition of the Herald.

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