The Ephraim Board of Trustees met Thursday to finish a meeting that had to be cut short earlier in the week due to internet connectivity problems, which interrupted teleconferencing. In the wake of Egg Harbor’s cancellations of Ale Fest and the Pumpkin Patch Festival, Cindy Nelson asked the board to end the Evenings in Ephraim outdoor concert program. The trustees rejected the measure on a 3-2 vote and failed to agree to a trigger or set of criteria that would end the performances. Ken Nelson said he wants to see more evidence that outdoor activities contribute to COVID-19 spread.
Cindy Nelson responded that contact tracing is not that precise, and waiting for evidence of transmission is essentially the same as having no trigger at all. Several municipalities in Kewaunee County have outdoor music series ongoing, including Luxemburg and the City of Kewaunee.
*Photo courtesy of ephraim-doorcounty.com. It was taken in a prior year, before COVID-19 hit.