The Aksarben Ball has been canceled because of concern about the ongoing pandemic.
The Aksarben Foundation announced the cancellation Monday, scheduling the next ball for Oct. 23, 2021.
The 2020 ball, originally scheduled for October, had been moved to January 2021 as many social events fell away with the spread of the coronavirus. In the cancellation announcement, the Aksarben Foundation and Aksarben Women’s Ball Committee cited continuing concerns about COVID-19.
Terry Kroeger, chairman of the foundation board, said the organization remains dedicated to the 125-year tradition of the Aksarben Ball. In a statement, Kroeger said resuming the ball in October 2021 “will give us the best chance of making certain that all families honored, and all attendees, will feel the full celebratory spirit of Aksarben.”