Like so many other events throughout the city, state and nation, the Guthrie ’89er Celebration events, including the ’89er Parade and carnival, has been cancelled due to the ongoing pandemic with COVID-19.
The announcement comes soon after the City of Guthrie declared a State of Emergency due to the pandemic. Related article: City of Guthrie issues State of Emergency declaration
“While we understand what this celebration means to Guthrie and to the State of Oklahoma, we agree with the difficult decision made by our Mayor and the City to prevent putting people at risk during this pandemic,” a message read on social media.
’89er Week was scheduled for April 14 – 18.
The ’89er Committee says they will be meeting to determine if it is possible to postpone the celebration this year to a later date.
The City’s emergency clause, in part, reads:
All events on city property, right-of-ways, and city owned or leased facilities that consist of gatherings of 50 people or more shall be cancelled or postponed. All City Exclusive Use Permits previously issued or pending for a date from March 16, 2020 through May 12, 2020 are hereby revoked.
The City emergency date is set to expire on May 12 unless terminated earlier or renewed due to a continuation of said conditions creating the local disaster circumstances.