Yesterdays sad announcement that the Lake Dora Show will be canceled drew some mixed reviews. SHOCK! I am being sarcastic BTW. In todays climate of crazy, it’s comforting to know that there are leaders like Terry at the helm of even a small part of our world. Leadership lives in a lonely home. The call yesterday by the Board Of Directors at Sunnyland was I am sure a much debated choice. In fact it was going in full force up until then. Sponsorships were being cultivated and it was a go. In Florida, life is well, always on a vacation. Life is kinda normal, despite being an entire state full of the most in danger. Add to that, I know Terry is a hard charging leader and would have pushed since the timing of vaccines is so close. But sometimes leadership has to stand in front of choices and take the bullets of complainers.
It would have been far easier to go with the show. The docks are going up, and lots of financial pressure. The tough call was to be safe. And I might add, a clear signal flag to our community to follow suit. Don’t take the chance. I am dealing with this stuff daily, hourly.. and its not fake, over stated, or political. LOOK AT THE NUMBERS. LOOK AROUND, each and everyone one of us is Kevin Bacon close to this. Just because it hasn’t touched you yet, doesn’t make it any less real. If there was a building explosion every day all year killing people, trust me, we would all be steering clear of buildings. And we are talking about a “Boat Show” Really? Boat Shows are up there with JonBenét Beauty Pageants on the scale of importance. Get some perspective. Terry you are a true leader. I would go through a burning building for you. Even a super spreader boat show if you said it was safe. And just know we here at Woody Boater thank you for tough call.