Herkimer, NY (WIBX) - Herkimer County Community College has decided to cancel its annual Community Independence Day Celebration.

Because of a lack of funding, HCCC is unable to host the event as usual. According to College President, Ann Marie Murray, a combination of declining donations and HCCC’s increasing responsibility planning the event are to blame.

This would have been the 16th year of the celebration.

(Story by WIBX intern Gino Geruntino)