Good afternoon, this is Mayor John Ward. On behalf of Commissioners Lee and Jakubowski, we would like to thank all the residents and businesses who have endured this worldwide pandemic over the last few months. To date we have 48 residents that were COVID-19 positive and, tragically, 2 have died from the disease. We keep all in our prayers.
We have been communicating regularly through our official FaceBook page throughout this pandemic. If you are able, please follow our page to stay informed.
Borough buildings remain closed, however, we continue to be open for business. Our parks and fields are open to passive recreation, but any borough equipment remains closed, such as our new musical play area and fitness equipment in the Recreation Center park.
We will communicate on FaceBook as we begin to reopen in the coming weeks and months.
Following the orders of Governor Murphy and recommendations from Public Health Officials, the Borough of Audubon announces that we will be postponing our 4th of July Parade and Fireworks. We intend to work closely with the volunteers from the Audubon Celebration Committee to re-schedule these events for Labor Day Weekend based on safety recommendations that will be available at that time. Please stay tuned for more details as they are finalized.
Audubon is the Most Patriotic Small Town in America and will still be celebrating on July 4th. The Audubon Celebration Committee will once again host a house decorating contest. However, this year they want to encourage more households to participate by decorating and/or helping judge the contest. The goal is to make this a social activity while practicing social distancing. Please look for an announcement on their Facebook page in the coming weeks as details are finalized.
The fireworks in Audubon is a long-standing tradition that continues to be funded by the taxpayers of Audubon. The parade; which includes multiple bands; is funded by donations and sponsorships to the Audubon Celebration Committee. Please look for ways that can support the committee during the summer and year-round.
To all the 2020 graduates: CONGRATULATIONS! Although this is not the end that we had all hoped for, in the end, you have a story to tell about how the uniqueness of your year. Good luck and we will get to celebrate your accomplishments in the near future.
Thank you for your understanding during this challenging time.