I truly hate being the bearer of bad news, but this is definitely news you will want to know...

Due to COVID-19, Alpine Kiwanis Brat Days scheduled for July 17-18, 2020, has been cancelled. Not postponed, just straight-up cancelled according to their website.

Alpine Kiwanis posted a graphic with the saddest message ever. It simply says; "Alpine Kiwanis 2020 Brat Days CANCELLED Sooo So Sorry".

I don't know if this decision was made after Governor Pritzker urged that all summer festivals and events in Illinois be cancelled for 2020, or if the decision was already being discussed, but either way it's very sad news.

It's sad news for all of us that love those deliciously grilled Johnsonville brats, but it's even sadder for the local charities that will no longer receive the money that is generated by Brat Days, and then donated by the Alpine Kiwanis.

Damn you, COVID-19, please just get the hell out of our town and out of lives, please. We are beyond over you.

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