Brookville’s 2017 Laurel Festival Has Been Canceled

BROOKVILLE, Pa. (EYT) – The 2017 Laurel Festival Parade and Pageant in Brookville have been canceled.

According to board member Renee Lash, the decision was made after board chairperson Joyce Toven suffered a major heart attack at the end of May and nearly died. Toven underwent quadruple bypass surgery and a heart valve replacement.

Due to complications, Toven has returned to the hospital on two occasions.

“We just feel terrible,” Lash said. “But we thought it was for the best.”

The 59-year-old festival, which included a wine walk, was scheduled for June 21-25.

The car show, kids parade, and rides are canceled. The Jefferson County History Center’s events for the day have also been canceled.

Lash said it would be back in 2018, scheduled for the third week in June.

Some events that were held during Laurel Festival Week, but not necessarily associated with it, are still planned.

Sidewalk sales, which are organized by Main Street Brookville businesses, will still be held. `Also, the Rebecca Arthurs Library used book sale, and author luncheon will be held as scheduled. The art and photo show at Longview Park is also going to be held as planned.

Lash is in the process of contacting those who have events associated with the festival to determine whether they will still be held.

More information will be announced as soon as it becomes available.

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