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Sister Cities Cherry Blossom Kite and Piñata Festival Cancelled, Will Not Be Rescheduled

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Springfield Sister Cities Association has cancelled the Cherry Blossom Kite and Piñata Festival scheduled for Saturday, April 4, 2020  at the Springfield Botanical Gardens.

According to a press release issued by the organization, "Sister Cities made this decision in conjunction with the Springfield-Greene County Park Board," following Springfield Mayor Ken McClure's proclamation of civil emergency within the City of Springfield. "At this time, the Kite and Piñata Festival will not be rescheduled," according to Sisters Cities.

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