JUST ANNOUNCED: Cypress Creek EMS cancels 42nd annual FM 1960 St. Patrick’s Day Parade

The 42nd annual FM 1960 St. Patrick's Day Parade has been canceled amid coronavirus concerns. (Courtesy FM 1960 Parade Committee)
The 42nd annual FM 1960 St. Patrick's Day Parade has been canceled amid coronavirus concerns. (Courtesy FM 1960 Parade Committee)

The 42nd annual FM 1960 St. Patrick's Day Parade has been canceled amid coronavirus concerns. (Courtesy FM 1960 Parade Committee)

For the first time in the parade’s 42-year history, Cypress Creek Emergency Medical Services canceled the annual FM 1960 St. Patrick’s Day Parade amid coronavirus concerns. The annual event was originally scheduled to take place March 15 at 2 p.m.

The Cypress Creek EMS posted the following on the 1960 Parade page on March 13:


“Due to the ongoing public health concern surrounding the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, the leadership of Cypress Creek EMS has made the difficult decision to cancel this year’s FM 1960 St. Patrick’s Parade. This is the first time in the 42-year history of the parade that it has not proceeded as planned. We have considered the facts and heard from many people on both sides of this issue. As a healthcare organization, we decided, in the end, to err on the side of caution.”

As the event has been canceled, FM 1960 will no longer be closed to traffic for the parade route, which would have run between Paradise Valley Drive and Kuykendahl Road. For more information, visit www.1960parade.com.

By Hannah Zedaker
Born and raised in Cypress, Texas, Hannah Zedaker graduated from Sam Houston State University in 2016 with a bachelor's degree in mass communication and a minor in political science. She began as an intern with Community Impact Newspaper in 2015 and was hired upon graduation as a reporter for The Woodlands edition in May 2016. In January 2019, she was promoted to serve as the editor of the Spring/Klein edition where she covers Spring ISD and Harris County Commissioners Court, in addition to business, development and transportation news.


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