StarShine canceled in Penn Yan due to COVID-19

Starshine will not take place in 2020.

The event, which is a holiday staple in Penn Yan was canceled last week after significant considerations.

“As 2020 comes to a close the annual StarShine celebration in Penn Yan will not be taking place. This was a difficult decision that the Yates County Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors and the StarShine Committee did not take lightly. This was a decision based on the responsibility of community safety,” Yates County Chamber President Jessica Bacher said.




In lieu of the event, residents are encouraged to decorate their homes a little more than normal.

“Yates County residents are encouraged to spread holiday cheer and decorate your home a bit extra and to let your “Star’s Shine” differently this year. Remember to support local businesses and discover all that is available close to home. Safely shop in store, order curbside pickup, or order online,” Bacher added.

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