The event may be canceled for this year, but if you would like to see the Cedar Rapids Freedom Festival back in all its glory in 2021, you can continue to support them by buying a button.

They will be on sale at Hy-Vee, and when you buy one for $5 through Memorial Day weekend, you can get in the running for one of five $100 Hy-Vee gift cards. The Freedom Festival, being a nonprofit organization, incurred a lot of expenses while arranging this year's festivities prior to the cancelation, and purchasing a button will not only help them offset those costs but help raise funds to put the event on again next summer.

Here's how it works:

  1. Buy your button at any Marion or Cedar Rapids Hy-Vee
  2. Snap a selfie wearing your button and post it on social media using the hashtag #freedomfestconnects
  3. Become eligible to win one of 5 $100 Hy-Vee gift cards!

Head to the Freedom Festival website for more details.

We are sad so many things are getting called off this year but it may be best to do our part to stay apart and do our social distancing so we can return to these events without worry when they resume again in the future.

Oh, you'll also get a $30 coupon book with savings from Hy-Vee so make a point to purchase a button when you are at the store.

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