The Virgil Business Association reached a difficult, but inevitable decision at their Tuesday virtual meeting: the 2021 Virgil Stampede, a May long-weekend tradition, has been cancelled, but with every expectation that it will return in all its glory in 2022.
Even holding some sort of scaled-down event seemed an unlikely prospect, but there was a discussion about looking at possibilities for smaller fundraising events later in the year, VBA president Richard Wall reported.
Members are taking some time to “re-energize” first, while waiting to see where we are in the pandemic and what kinds of events might be possible, he said, and also what major projects they might support for the future.
We know whatever the VBA decides to do, it will do well, and whatever it decides to support, it will be a benefit to the community.
This is an organization with a small number of members but a huge and very generous heart, having given about $1.5 million to the community over more than 50 years.
That’s a feat that required the support of this community, so thanks to all of you who have contributed, through donations, volunteering, or attending.
We’ll miss the stampede, which always heralds the start of the season we love, but we know it will return bigger and better than ever.
The Local is a proud member of the VBA.