Thank god, it’s been called off for now. No word on when it will be again. This is all in flux. To be honest I was in hell. Go to support and then be an anti social person? Expose my family to me after the show? Expose myself? NOT WHAT YOU THINK…. We go to be with each other, but? The stress on the club and volunteers was getting crazy as well. The call has been made by the Sunnyland Gang and ACBS to postpone the show!
I stand in respect for making a very tough, and costly decision. Tourism over Spring break is a HUGE deal in Florida. And this will hit them hard.
All throughout yesterday and today I have been getting pings letting me know folks will be not coming. Some are going regardless because this is a weekly vacation for many of us.
With this said, we here at WoodyBoater are not going to be in Florida this year. Which is a very painful choice for me. I have shut down my office in Virginia and folks are working remotely from home. We are swamped with work, since a bulk of our work is healthcare. Needless to say, communication to the public right now for them is at an all time high.
We here at WoodyBoater ask of you to please donate your entry fee’s and other expenses you spent on the event. Ticket money etc to the Sunnyland Chapter. PLEASE HELP!!! This will help them significantly. We will be donating ALL the SONS OF VARNISH LAKE DORA shirts to the club for later use. I will distribute the 2 large boxes to Terry or someone at the club.
ALSO, We will be putting ALL our other shirts online in a week, and 100% of the profits will go to the Sunnyland Chapter to help in some of the expenses. Stay Tuned For UPDATES on further news as it happens. WAIT.. I LOST WEIGHT FOR NOTHING! I am so getting a Pizza tonight!
UPDATE UPDATE! UPDATE UPDATE!
The City Of Tavares just announced it will still be installing the extra temporary docks so folks still there can use them. The park is open and so are many restaurants and business’s. THIS IS ONE OF THE NATIONS BEST BOATING AREAS! No crowds now to worry about. And you will have dock space to use.
So just because the show is postponed you don’t have to postpone your boating. This is a very trying time, and unique and the City, Sunnyland Chapter and us here at WoodyBoater are trying to keep it as fun.. AND SAFE!
Stay tuned for more updates as they happen.
UPDATE UPDATE OFFICIAL RELEASE FROM SUNNYLAND
2020 SUNNYLAND ANTIQUE BOAT FESTIVAL HAS BEEN OFFICIALLY POSTPONED
The over whelming impact of the Coronavirus has resulted in the SUNNYLAND ANTIQUE BOAT FESTIVAL BEING POSTPONED. The Sunnyland Chapter along with the City of Tavares did everything possible to host the event. The City Council went the Extra mile and it appeared that the show would go on. The Chapter was determined to host the event and as most everyone knows the situation is very fluid and changes daily.
The Sunnyland Board of Directors is very concerned about safety and health issues and based on guidance from the State of Florida, made the decision to postpone the event. Our show is a small part of what the World is facing and hopefully we can all pull together and get this behind us. I thank all of you for your support and for believing in our show. With God’s blessing and your continued support we will defeat this Virus and get back to Boating.
Terry Fiest, Chairman