In a typical November, the La Crosse Center would have hosted a bull-riding show, and the Holiday Fair would be on for next week.
But COVID has led to those annual events and others being called off for 2020.
The bi-state wrestling tournament and college graduations in December also have been taken off the Center schedule, and the community Thanksgiving dinner will be delivery and take-out only.
Center director Art Fahey says they’re holding on to hope that some touring acts may get to La Crosse in the next few months, as the expansion project gets closer to completion.
The Center is heading into the holiday season about $800,000 in the red.