Residents of Delhi will have to wait more than a year for the next Delhi Lions’ Pride Day.
The annual summer event is taking a break this year due to a labor shortage and a busy calendar.
The Delhi Lions Club found that the event would not have its usual force of members and volunteers to man the festivities.
Additionally, Lions Pride Day would conflict with the Jones County Fair, which takes place the third week in July. The Club chose not to compete with the fair and its Tim McGraw concert that evening.
“People have voiced concern about not having a parade,” said the Delhi Lions Club in a statement. “We did not feel we could expect people to attend a parade and not have any post-parade activities or food—services we don’t have the manpower to provide. Common sense dictates that we can’t compete with the fair. We feel we need to follow our motto, ‘We serve.’ We can’t be of service to the needs of the community by losing money.”
Currently, the Lions Club is regrouping for next year’s event, which is not expected to run into this year’s conflicts.