Many have been wondering if the spring flooding and high amounts of rain would affect the annual Rendezvous event planned for June 1-2 in Prairie du Rocher. On Sunday, Rendezvous Planning Committee Chairperson Jason Duensing released the following statement:
“After assessing forecast river levels and evaluating the state of the grounds around Fort de Chartres, the Rendezvous Planning Committee and site staff have made the hard decision to cancel the 49th Annual Fort de Chartres Rendezvous.
“This decision was not an easy one, as it affects the local community, a multitude of businesses and individuals. We would like to thank everyone for their patience and support, with a special thanks to our event volunteers and sponsors who give generously with their time or with donations every year. Their continued support makes the planning and success of special events at the fort possible.
“We will definitely miss seeing everyone this year and we share in the disappointment of this announcement, but we look forward to seeing everyone a year from now to celebrate the 50th Annual Fort de Chartres Rendezvous, June 6-7, 2020!”