Parade and Community Celebration to honor Americus-Sumter Lady Panthers have been postponed

Published 3:56 pm Sunday, March 15, 2020

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AMERICUS – A parade through downtown Americus to honor the Americus-Sumter Lady Panthers basketball team for winning the state championship, along with a community celebration at the Americus-Sumter High School gymnasium, have both been postponed due to concerns regarding the spread of the COVID 19 Corona Virus.

The parade had been scheduled for Monday, March 16, at 7 p.m., with the celebration to follow. Both events will be rescheduled at a later date.

This is all part of Georgia Governor Brian Kemp’s recommendation to suspend large event gatherings.

In addition to the parade and community celebration being postponed, a celebration dinner to be hosted by Phoebe Sumter Medical Center in honor of the ASHS state champions has been postponed as well.

According to ASHS Athletic Director Coleman Price, all interscholastic athletic activities have bee postponed until Friday, March 27. This is part of the Georgia High School Association’s statewide postponement of all athletic activities.