Johnson City Field Days CanceledPosted: Updated:
According to village officials, the Johnson City Celebration Committee will not be hosting the Johnson City Field Days this year.
Although the Field Days were held in Johnson City, it was not organized by the Village of Johnson City.
The Johnson City Celebration Committee released a statement saying:
" It is with extreme sadness the Johnson City Celebration Committee will not continue to hold the Johnson City Field Days due to the shortage of sponsors, lack of profit and increased expenses for
participating groups, and rising costs for the Celebration Committee.
Field days were meant to bring families and community together for an end of summer celebration. In the last few years, we brought in extra police to maintain safety, but more and more issues with vandalism and disturbances have increased year to year.
We appreciate the continued support throughout the years from the Village of Johnson City, Johnson City Department of Public Works, Johnson City Police Department, local businesses, commitment of the not-for-profit organizations and the community. The Celebration Committee will continue to hold the Lights on the Carousel during the holiday season. "
It originally started in 1967 as an anniversary of the Village and was supposed to only be a one time event, but the community enjoyed the fun filled day so much it became a yearly tradition that would go on for another half century.
The Labor Day weekend festival, brought tens of thousands of community members that featured rides, food, music, and fireworks...a sign that the school year was right around the corner.
This is a developing story, Fox 40 will update you as more information is released.