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East Longmeadow Fourth of July carnival canceled

EAST LONGMEADOW — East Longmeadow’s Fourth of July celebration this year will not include a carnival that is typically a staple of the festivities, as the group that put it on is no longer functioning.

In a press release, East Longmeadow Town Manager Denise Menard said the East Longmeadow Jaycees Carnival will not be held this summer because the town branch of the national junior chamber of commerce group known as East Longmeadow Jaycees has disbanded.

“We would like to take this opportunity to thank the Jaycees for their years of service to the town with the carnival, and many other community events,” Menard said. “We understand this may be disappointing as the carnival has been a town tradition for many years, but community efforts are well underway to bring you all of the things you have come to expect and love about the parade and fireworks.”

Maureen Basile, former coordinator for the East Longmeadow Jaycees, did not immediately respond to a voicemail left by The Republican on Thursday evening.

Menard said a fireworks display will still be held July 3 immediately after the Rotary Club’s summer concert. The parade will be held on July 4 at 10 a.m.

For a full list of East Longmeadow’s planned Fourth of July events, visit www.eastlongmeadowma.gov/4th.

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