Despite coronavirus, city of Tucker eyes amended ‘Summer of Fun’

The fireworks show and concert in Tucker will be virtual this year.
The fireworks show and concert in Tucker will be virtual this year.

The city of Tucker is tweaking its lineup of community celebrations this summer and canceling a popular annual event to keep residents safe in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic.

The third annual “TKR Summer of Fun” will begin with a fireworks show on July 3.

“The concert and fireworks show, which has drawn thousands of attendees in the past, will be virtual this year due to the need to avoid large gatherings,” the city said in a statement. The show will available to stream online.

“We look forward to getting everyone back out on Main Street in 2021,” City Manager Tami Hanlin said

On Aug. 4, the city will host a community picnic at the Lake Erin pavilion at Henderson Park to honor volunteers who help the city. The picnic will be a free, social distanced meal open to the public.

National Night Out, a community celebration that happens in neighborhoods around the country, is set for Oct. 6 at Midvale Elementary School.

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the city decided to cancel the popular Movie on Main event, which brought residents together to watch a movie on a large, outdoor screen.

“The event typically takes place in June, which was too soon for a gathering that would challenge the logistics of social distancing. It is expected that Movie on Main will be back in June 2021,” the city said.

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