74th Annual Light Of The World Pageant Canceled

For Minden residents and visitors the holiday season means a downtown square illuminated by thousands of colored Christmas lights, the courthouse bells tolling holiday music, and three evening performances of the Light of the World pageant. With positive COVID-19 cases on the rise in Kearney and Buffalo Counties, pageant director Matt Morey has announced the 74th annual presentation of the Light of the World pageant will be canceled.

“The main reason was the rising numbers in Buffalo and Kearney County. We want to keep the cast and community safe,” Morey explained.

Under current state directed health measures a plan for any event must be submitted to the health department to ensure safety guidelines will be met. Morey intended to create a plan that would allow the show to go on this year.

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