Posted on March 27, 2014
Forecast of lightning and thunderstorms forces postponement to April 12th
Berlin Mayor Gee Williams announced today that the America’s Coolest Small Town celebration has been postponed until Saturday, April 12, from 1 p.m. until 6 p.m. in downtown, as a result of the latest weather forecast which calls for lightning and thunderstorms for this Saturday, March 29th, the original date of the event.
“Mother Nature seems on a particularly cruel run this winter and spring and we are ready to deal with some rain showers, but the confirmed forecast of steady rain mixed with lightning and thunderstorms throughout Saturday is too great a threat to the safety of our residents and guests,” said Mayor Williams.
The mayor said the Berlin Fire Company will host its First Annual “Cornhole Tournament” at the fire house grounds this Saturday, March 29th, beginning at 11:30 a.m. as originally planned. Much of the event is indoors so people of all ages can help to try and set a new “world record” by attempting the longest cornhole hand-thrown (bean-bag) shot, ever. Attempts at the record will be $5 for three shots.
As far as the rescheduled “America’s Coolest Party” is concerned, after contacting the entertainers, parade participants, vendors and volunteers, most all of the preliminary arrangements will still be in place on the new date of Saturday, April 12, the mayor added.
The coolest party organizing committee has already begun re-committing and verifying the many attractions and aspects of the original event plan. “The news of the rescheduling of the celebration is already spreading quickly due to the support of both traditional and social media,” Williams said.
“We regret any inconvenience this change creates, but safety above all else, must be our primary consideration,” the Mayor said. “I must admit that postponing this special event because of a forecast of thunderstorms that are predicted to take place four days after our largest snowfall this year, is mind blowing.”
The mayor noted the postponement had not dampened the enthusiasm of any of the committee members or participants. He added, “They all say this unexpected obstacle makes them more determined than ever to make this “America’s Coolest Party” in America’s Coolest Small Town.”