Cancellation strikes Lometa Diamondback Jubilee again

  • A chili cookoff has been one of many Diamondback Jubilee activities in the past. The festival in Lometa has been canceled this year, however, as it was in 2020. FILE PHOTO
    A chili cookoff has been one of many Diamondback Jubilee activities in the past. The festival in Lometa has been canceled this year, however, as it was in 2020. FILE PHOTO
  • Events at past Diamondback Jubilee celebrations have included live music. This year’s festival has been canceled due to COVID-19 concerns and the possibility that attendance would be low if the jubilee proceeded. FILE PHOTO
    Events at past Diamondback Jubilee celebrations have included live music. This year’s festival has been canceled due to COVID-19 concerns and the possibility that attendance would be low if the jubilee proceeded. FILE PHOTO
Lometa’s biggest annual festival, the Diamondback Jubliee, is canceled for the second year in a row. Stephen Ruzicka, president of the Lometa Lions Club which runs the annual event, made the announcement last week. In the past, the festival included a snake round-up, vendors, a rodeo, a queen pageant and live music. Organizers planned to hold last year’s event until it was canceled just days…

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