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‘Taste of Citrus Heights’ event cancelled for 2020 after latest health order

By Rylie Friesen-
Plans for businesses and events remain in constant flux as state and county health orders continue to change in response to the coronavirus pandemic.

One affected event is Taste of Citrus Heights, an annual event originally scheduled for April this year.

The event, run by the GFWC Citrus Heights Women’s Club, was initially postponed to July 17, until being entirely cancelled for the year.

“There is too much uncertainty at this time,” said Darla Buechner, 1st vice president of the local women’s club, in an update to sponsors last week. “Since the Governor has yet to open large gatherings we feel this is for the best.”

Organizers confirmed plans to continue the annual event next year.

Taste of Citrus Heights events include all-you-can-eat food provided by local restaurants and vendors, along with raffles, and more. Before the COVID-19 pandemic hit, organizers said the 2020 event was expected to draw 400 attendees, with over 20 confirmed vendors.

Proceeds from the annual events have been used for women’s club programs, as well as to provide a Wellness Day for the Citrus Heights Police Department, which provides speakers and training to help officers and their families with PTSD and other emotional issues.

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