We hope everyone is well and staying safe. As we navigate uncertain and unusual times in our society, families, and businesses, events like Fire on the River must be carefully analyzed. After significant discussion and analysis, the Fire on the River Planning Committee has come to the difficult decision to cancel the 2020 event. We announce this news with heavy hearts but feel strongly that this decision is best for the event, sponsors, our community, and the great people that attend the event. We believe, regardless of these uncertain times and how the next few weeks go, we can say with certainty that the decision to cancel the event will safeguard everyone.
The Fire on the River Planning Committee is also sensitive to what our business sponsors and donors are going through now, as well as the struggles that we may face for the remainder of the year. Therefore, although normalcy will hopefully return soon, approaching businesses for the remaining funds necessary to hold the event doesn’t seem appropriate. In addition, the road to recovery for all of us will take time. Knowing that, any business or organization that has sponsored the 2020 event will be offered the option to receive a full refund of their sponsorship. A member of the planning committee will contact those that have submitted payments and discuss the options – refund of monies or apply the sponsorship for 2021.
The Fire on the River Planning Committee would like to say THANK YOU to our sponsors, donors, and volunteers. Without the tremendous support from the local community and businesses, Sauk Prairie’s annual Independence Day celebration could not have become the event that it is today! We are very grateful for, and proud of, Fire on the River and its benevolent mission.
Although the event will not be held in 2020, please rest assured – we will all bounce back, and Fire on the River will be back, stronger than ever in 2021! Thanks again for your support.
Paul Fiscus and the Fire on the River Planning Committee