ASHLAND -- Loudonville’s annual Fourth of July car show, fireworks and other festivities have been postponed until Labor Day weekend.
According to Loudonville Chamber of Commerce's executive director, Valerie Spreng, this July would have marked the 20th annual car show, which typically features more than 500 vehicles and has been listed as the number one "downtown event" by Cruisin' Times Magazine.
"We're disappointed, but we weren't sure we could do it for July, and we hope by Labor Day things will be calmed down and reopened," Spreng said.
She explained the organization's contract for the fireworks had to be canceled within 45 days of the date they were scheduled.
"We couldn't put it off. We had to make a decision now," Spreng said.
The Chamber of Commerce had planned an antique festival, the car show and fireworks for the weekend of July 4.
All three will be moved to Labor Day weekend, and an arts and crafts show already planned for the first weekend of September is expected to continue.
The antique festival and craft show are planned for Friday, Sept. 4 and Saturday, Sept. 5. The car show will be held Saturday only, and the fireworks will conclude the event Saturday at dusk.
An additional craft show had been planned for Memorial Day weekend. It was canceled.