Palm Desert golf parade postponed again amid COVID
PALM DESERT, CA – The 57th Annual Palm Desert Golf Parade which was scheduled to take place on Halloween has been postponed to 2022 due to concerns over COVID-19, but an exact date has not yet been set.
“The Palm Desert Area Chamber of Commerce and Golf Cart Parade Committee have been working hard over the past several months on the Palm Desert Golf Cart Parade, planning to ensure a fun and safe event.” the Palm Desert Area Chamber said Tuesday. said the trade.
âOver the past week, we started to learn that many regular parade participants – including many young people who walk, volunteer and attend – will not be able to attend the parade this year. That meant we would lose some. staples of a big parade such as our music, our pancake breakfast and the many kids and families who usually line up at El Paseo to watch the show, âthe statement continued.
“We have also heard from seniors, who are particularly vulnerable to COVID and its variants, that they have reservations about attending an event in person, despite the precautions we have in place to protect their health,” said the press release. “We take these concerns seriously, and with the retirement of several other key associates, we knew we were reaching a point of no return.”
According to the Chamber, the desire to organize “a fantastic parade” was motivated by the need to ensure the safety and health of the community.
“With all of these elements in mind, the board of directors made the difficult decision to postpone the Golf Cart Parade, in order to come back stronger and better than ever when the time is right,” the statement said.
In addition to the parade, the October 31 festivities were to include a flight over the Palm Springs Air Museum. NFL legend and recent Professional Football Hall of Fame inductee Tom Flores and his wife Barbara were slated to be the Grand Marshals of the 2021 Golf Cart Parade.
The theme of this year’s festivities was âMasquerade Partyâ.
According to the Palm Desert Region Chamber of Commerce, the organization is looking forward to welcoming everyone to the Palm Desert Golf Cart Parade in 2022.