Punkin Chunkin Canceled For 2020 Due To COVID-19
After careful consideration, and in light of New York State’s mass gathering order only allowing for 50 or fewer people to attend mass gatherings/events in a Phase Four region, the Clayton Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors has voted to cancel Punkin Chunkin for 2020. The Clayton Chamber’s priority is the health and safety of the community, including our staff, spectators, vendors and volunteers. Punkin Chunkin brings thousands of people to our community. There simply does not seem to be a way to host large crowds, and provide safe social distancing while adhering to NY State guidelines. To some people, it may seem that the decision to cancel was made too early. Please keep in mind that these events take months of planning, rely on heavily on sponsorships from local businesses that are already struggling, and require a larger number of volunteers who may not feel comfortable in a large crowd. We are sorry to disappoint our spectators who look forward to these fun-filled events each year. The Chamber looks forward to a bigger and better 2021.