After monitoring the continuing developments of the COVID-19 Pandemic over the past several months, and after the exploration of a variety of options, the Minster Civic Association regrets to announce the cancellation of the 2020-2021 Citizen of the Year Dance, which was scheduled for January 23, 2021.  Given the uncertainties that exist, the current guidance of Local, State, and Federal Health Department officials, and the preparatory timelines leading up to the event, cancellation is in the best interest of the health and safety of the Minster Community and the MCA.  This decision was not one that was taken lightly by the MCA Board of Directors.

With this cancellation, we will also postpone presenting the Citizen of the Year for 2020-2021.  At its core, the Citizen of the Year Award seeks to recognize an individual who has devoted countless hours over the course of his or her life to the betterment of the Minster Community, often with very little thanks or recognition.  The Dance provides an opportunity to present this individual to his or her peers and offer our appreciation for those contributions.  As such, the MCA Board of Directors did not feel it was in alignment with the spirit of the award to present it under the current circumstances, and will postpone for 2020-2021.