Mineola chamber cancels banquet, fiesta


The Mineola Area Chamber of Commerce has canceled two major events that initially had been postponed.

The annual awards banquet in March was postponed as concerns arose about the spread of COVID-19. With uncertainty surrounding the resumption of such activities, the board of directors voted last week to cancel the event. It is held at the Mineola Civic Center which has to follow restricted access protocols.

The May Fiesta that was scheduled May 2 was also postponed with the possibility of holding it later in the year. But the board agreed to cancel it as well.

The next big event for the chamber will be the Iron Horse Festival, held the last weekend in September.

Directors also agreed to explore holding the monthly chamber breakfasts online.