Bedford was the last stop on The Wall That Heals tour for 2020.

The Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund, founder of the Wall, announced on its website that the remainder of its 2020 tour has been canceled because of COVID-19 safety concerns for visitors, volunteers and staff. The statement said the decision was not made lightly in view of the thousands of hours of preparation required to host the exhibit. The statement commended Bedford, noting “The community received us with open arms. The host met our every request and volunteers willingly wore masks to meet our mandate throughout the week. Even the attendance numbers exceeded our expectations.”

Joyce to be guest at outdoor breakfast.

U.S. Rep. John Joyce will be guest of the Bedford County Chamber of Commerce’s “Government: It’s Your Business” breakfast on Aug. 14 at the Egolf Park Pavilion, Snake Spring Township. Topics expected to be discussed include the federal response to COVID, health care, jobs and more. A no-touch buffet breakfast will begin at 7:30, with the program to start at 8. COVID safety measures including the use of face coverings, social distancing and seating limits will be in effect. For tickets, at $25 each, contact the chamber at 623-2233, or register online.

Water system flushing planned.

Weather permitting the Bedford Municipal Authority will use fire hydrants to flush its water distribution system over the next week between the hours of 8 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. Most customers will experience sporadic periods of discolored water, and those located in higher elevations also may notice temporary reductions in pressure.

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