Lions cancel July Fourth celebration

| May 12, 2020 11:28 AM

SANDPOINT — There won’t been any crowds lining the streets and cars festively decorated with the American flag this year as the Sandpoint Lions Club announced Tuesday morning that its Fourth of July Celebration had been canceled.

The Sandpoint Lions Club has sponored the July 4th community celebration for decades, which draws a large crowd, beginning with a parade and ending with a raffle drawing and fireworks at City Beach.

“Unfortunately, after careful deliberation and consideration, the Sandpoint Lions Club Board of Directors voted to cancel our July 4th festivities this year,” the board said in a press release. “We are aware this decision is disappointing, however the health and safety of the community we serve is our primary concern. We look forward to celebrating the 4th of July with our community next year.”