No surprise: Classic Car Show won't be held in 2020
Last updated 8/5/2020 at 8:52pm
The Edmonds Chamber of Commerce has canceled the annual Classic Car Show due to COVID-19 restrictions. It would have been the 20th anniversary of the event, held in September.
According to chamber President and CEO Greg Urban, the cancellation also is due in part to the uncertainty of the chamber's ability to survive into 2021 is still in question.
"Each of the community events we produce for our community are important to the viability of the Edmonds Chamber," said Urban. "As each event is canceled, we lose important revenues to keep our small nonprofit going."
The Edmonds Classic Car Show brings more than 325 classic vehicles to downtown Edmonds streets, as well as thousands of visitors.
"As one of the founding members of the Edmonds Classic Car Show (previously named Hot Autumn Nites), I am pretty sure the this great event in our Edmonds community will be better than ever once we get beyond this pandemic virus," said Bruce Nickolson, a community member who has planned and participated in the car show since the beginning.
Each event produced by the Edmonds Chamber relies on community volunteers. These volunteers help with planning, recruitment, marketing, and staffing of the events.
"It's a disappointment to have to take a pass on the 20th year of such a wonderful community event," said Brady Wright, volunteer car show chair since 2015. "But we are committed to a glorious return of this landmark show in 2021. Mark your calendars now and we'll see you all next September."
To date, almost 400 people have donated towards the chamber's $100,000 fundraising goal. Urban said the fundraising effort is a about a third of the way to its goal.
To donate to the "An Edmonds Kind of Hero" campaign: http://www.SupportEdmonds.com.
Summer Wine Walks are canceled
The Edmonds Summer Wine Walks are canceled.
There was simply too much uncertainty to move forward in planning any 2020 Edmonds Summer Wine Walk events due to the COVID-19 situation, organizers say.
These events are the only fundraisers for Art Walk Edmonds, with proceeds going toward operating costs for the monthly Art Walks as well as funding for events and music, along with new murals.
Without these funds, the future of Art Walk Edmonds is in jeopardy, organizers say.
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