We first posted about the possibility of the annual Three Tree Point 4th of July Fireworks events being cancelled way back on Feb. 27, 2020, and recall some occasionally mocking comments about it on our Facebook page.

This was one of the first cancellation alerts in the region related to the COVID-19 pandemic, which at that time wasn’t being taken seriously by too many residents.

Well, as of Thursday, June 18, 2020, Three Tree Point Fireworks organizers announced that all neighborhood events for the 4th of July have been officially cancelled.

“Nothing is more important than the safety and well-being of our community, and we trust you understand the reasons for making this difficult decision,” organizers said. “Thank you to everyone who, over the years, has been supportive of this wonderful neighborhood tradition. Have a safe and Happy 4th.”

Here’s full text of the notice as sent out by organizers Veronique Hval and Chantel Pennetta:

Dear Friends and Neighbors,

We are writing to confirm that all Three Tree Point Fireworks events for 2020 have been cancelled.

Given the feedback from our original group email and the status of the Covid-19 pandemic, we cannot in good conscience bring large groups of people together. We waited until the last possible moment to call off the festivities. Nothing is more important than the safety and well-being of our community, and we trust you understand the reasons for making this difficult decision.

Thank you to everyone who, over the years, has been supportive of this wonderful neighborhood tradition. Have a safe and Happy 4th.

Sincerely,
The Three Tree Point Community