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Nv <br />WASHINGTON <br />TOWNSHIP <br />Welcome To More <br />FOR INFORMATION, CONTACT: <br />Kate Trangenstein, Communication Manager, 937-432-2801 <br />FOR RELEASE: <br />November 17, 2020 <br />Cancelation of Woodland Lights <br />As COVID-19 cases continue to rise, Washington Township has made the difficult decision to cancel the <br />2020 season of Woodland Lights. Originally scheduled to open the day after Thanksgiving, the event draws <br />an average of 25,000 people annually and has been lighting up the night for 27 years. <br />The number one priority for the township is the health and safety of its residents. "We have a <br />responsibility to protect the health and safety of our community. Hosting a large scale event that has the <br />ability to contribute to the community spread of COVID-19 amongst our residents would be irresponsible," <br />says Sharon Lowry, Trustee President. "This was not an easy decision to make. We are extremely <br />disappointed that we are unable to host the event as we know that it is a time honored tradition for so <br />many people. But protecting our community is the absolute most important thing to us," says Lowry. <br />In lieu of the community coming to Woodland Lights, the township will be bringing Woodland Lights to the <br />community. Different locations throughout the township will be decorated and illuminated throughout <br />the month of December. A driving map will be available on the township website so residents can tour the <br />township and safely share in the light and joy of the holidays with their families. <br />