By Erik Harris, sports editor
ARGO — The Argo City Council on Monday took steps to address complications surrounding COVID-19 and holiday traditions.
With coronavirus cases spiking throughout the county, state and beyond, Argo passed a vote to cancel the city’s annual employee Christmas party. The decision was not unanimous.
Although the city will not host its usual party due to health concerns, it will likely provide turkeys for each of its roughly 40 employees this holiday season.
“I hate to see us not do anything for our employees,” said councilmember Ann Brown. “I would be willing to pitch in to buy turkeys.”
Argo also tabled a decision on what to do with the city’s annual Christmas parade. The council will vote on whether or not to allow the parade at its next meeting on Dec. 1.
“A lot of cities have started to cancel their parades, so (Argo) is going to have to make a decision whether we need to cancel ours,” said Mayor Betty Bradley. “I don’t want to get anybody sick.”
The parade is currently scheduled for Dec. 12, starting at 10 a.m.