Out of concern for the health and safety of our attendees, vendors/businesses, and volunteers, and after conferring with local public health and state officials, Appleton Downtown Inc. has decided to postpone our three upcoming March events to the following dates:
- Annual Meeting & Breakfast – Wednesday, April 22
- If you previously RSVP’d for the event, we will be reaching out to see if you can still attend this new date
- Community Public Market - Saturday, May 30 (new date added to the series) and save the date for a Holiday Community Public Market on Saturday, December 12!
- Spring Into Style Ladies’ Day - Saturday, May 9
- If you have already purchased tickets from participating retailers, please contact them directly. They will work with you to exchange your ticket for the new date or give you a refund if no longer able to attend.
- Mini Golf on the Town - Saturday, June 6
- If you already registered at a venue, please contact them directly. They will works with you to either keep you registered for the new date or provide you a refund if you can no longer attend.
This decision follows the latest recommendations from the CDC and State of Wisconsin relating to public events in the rapidly evolving effort to contain the Coronavirus and COVID-19. That includes minimizing transmission of the virus through large, public indoor gatherings.
“Making smart decisions to reduce the spread of COVID-19 is currently at the top of our minds and, therefore, we have made the difficult decision to reschedule our upcoming events,” says Jennifer Stephany, executive director of Appleton Downtown Inc. “As a leader in community events the Fox Cities, providing excellence in events and services, we recognize the impact this will have on many community members that were planning to attend these events. Our team felt it was important to make this decision and stay an organization that works to provide the best for the community.”
We encourage everyone to take precautions to prevent the spread of flu, COVID-19 and other viruses. Here is the list provided by the Center for Disease Control:
- Stay home when you are sick, except to get medical care
- Cover your coughs and sneezes with your elbow or a tissue
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom, before eating, and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands
- Clean frequently touched surfaces and objects daily
“The current state of emergency is going to affect businesses across the board, and we encourage you to continue to support small businesses within the Downtown district,” states Stephany. “Many shops and boutiques offer online sales via their websites or Facebook, purchase a gift card for you to enjoy later this spring, take the time to still support one another during this difficult time.”
If you have questions, please contact the Appleton Downtown Inc. office at 920-954-9112. Thank you for your patience and understanding as we work to ensure good health for everyone involved in our programs and events.