According to the Mayor of Boonville, Indiana, the city's 26th 'Boo in Boonville' Halloween event won't be happening in 2020.
Boonville Mayor Charles R. Wyatt on Wednesday released a statement on the cancellation of the event, saying that it wouldn't happen until next year.
"It is with great regrets I am announcing today that the 26th 'Boo in Boonville' is being canceled until next year," Mayor Wyatt's statement said.
Wyatt said COVID-19 safety concerns were the reasoning behind the cancellation of the event.
"The thousands of parents and children that attend each year all in close proximity is too much to do in these pandemic times," said Mayor Wyatt. "A Bigger and Better celebration next year---Happy Halloween."
This comes as the second local Halloween event to be canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic, with the City of Owensboro recently announcing the cancellation of its 'Trail of Treats' event.