JUNE BUG ’20 – Announcement

Following the 4 April meeting, the membership of parish pastoral and finance councils and committees communicated their consensus that JUNE BUG 2020 be cancelled but to retain the Raffle.  A request was made of the JUNE BUG Committee to draft a letter stating such to be communicated to Saint Mark Parish. Their letter below was received by the councils and consensus was reached on 8 April to accept the text for communication.


It has become clear that we need to cancel JUNE BUG 2020, scheduled for the weekend of Friday, June 12 through Saturday, June 13, 2020.

We have been optimistic that there was a path forward; but with events surrounding COVID-19 developing daily and with the need for urgent steps to contain its spread, we simply cannot move forward with the festival as scheduled.

This has been a tough decision. Not only is the principle that the “show must go on” ingrained in our DNA, but the impact of this cancellation on the parish and community that makes JUNE BUG possible – the attendees, the musicians, our committee and volunteers and the Rothschild community are all impacted.

We are grateful for the kind words and support that we have received from so many of you. We will succeed and that success will belong to everyone.

These are difficult times. We urge you to stay healthy and do whatever you can to help one another and to make this a better world. We’re counting on you to help us make JUNE BUG 2021 a huge success.

1) Thank you, If you have signed up to donate items or to work, Thank you.

2) The Raffle – is postponed until August 8, 2020 at 1:00 pm. We have contacted the Wisconsin Gaming Commission; the tickets do not have to be reprinted.

Your support of buying/selling your tickets is appreciated during this time as a sign and signal that we are a parish, and we do this as a people in this spirit. Tickets can be picked up at the Parish Office (call ahead). All tickets must be turned in by August 8, 2020 at 12:30 pm.

Thank you,
The JUNE BUG Committee