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City of Belleville Announces Holiday Event Modifications

Belleville, Ill. – October 1, 2020 – In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, the City of Belleville along with its partnering organizations have made decisions about the upcoming holiday season and those details are as follows:

“As we come to the close of the year, it’s incredible to think the end of 2020 is upon us. It’s been an unprecedented year, to say the least,” said Belleville Mayor Mark Eckert. “The challenges of COVID-19 are not over. I encourage all residents to take advantage of the alternative events available not only through the City of Belleville but other organizations that have been working hard to maintain some kind of normalcy in these very unusual times.”

Additional alternative events or events that are COVID-appropriate include the Greater Belleville Chamber of Commerce’s Remote Chili Cook-Off and Virtual Chili Chase 5K, slated for Oct. 9-11; the Belleville Fire Department’s Chili Sale, slated for Oct. 24, and the National Shrine of Our Lady of the Snow’s annual Way of Lights. The City of Belleville will still host its 19th Annual Angel of Hope Memorial Ceremony, Dec. 6 at 7 p.m. at Bellevue Park, 401 Bellevue Park Dr. The Angel of Hope Monument was brought to Belleville to support parents who have lost a child of any age, for any reason. To honor children’s memories, a memorial wall and walkway have been established. The Belleville Angel of Hope is located to the east of the Bellevue Stone Lodge, facing the lake.

 “It’s also essential to do as much business in Belleville as possible right now,” said Eckert. “Shop local first. It’s more important this year than ever as many of our local businesses are seriously struggling. November 28 is Shop Small Saturday. Please come out to support the local businesses that contribute so much to our Belleville culture and community.”

Be sure to check  www.belleville.net/725/Holidays-2020 as details on upcoming holiday events are finalized.

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