Rivertown LIVE! Has Been Postponed to September 2021 Due to COVID 19
For the past five years, the Hastings Rotary has been grateful for the thousands of people coming out to enjoy Rivertown LIVE! on the Mississippi while supporting our charitable causes. With this year’s event being expanded to include six artists over a full day, we were even more excited to provide you with a great concert. Nobody could have predicted the events that have unfolded since earlier this year. We were really hoping that if we could hang on long enough, the threat would subside, we could still see you on September 12, and most importantly, that we could raise money this year for charities in need.
We’ve held on for as long as we could, but with the recent resurgence of the virus in most U.S. states, and as a result of recent conversations with city and state authorities, we agree that it is in attendees’ and participants’ best interest to cancel the event. We are certainly disappointed and know that you are too, but we feel confident that this is the right decision. In Rotary, we have something called a ‘4-way test’ to guide our approach to providing service to the community:
• Is it the TRUTH?
• Is it FAIR TO ALL CONCERNED?
• Will it BUILD GOODWILL AND BETTER FRIENDSHIPS?
• WILL IT BE BENEFICIAL TO ALL CONCERNED?
Our decision to cancel the event meets this 4-way test, and given current circumstances, it’s the right thing to do.
If you have already purchased tickets, don’t worry, we will take care of you! Ticket holders will be receiving an e-mail that will explain their options to either roll the tickets forward to next year, donate their ticket to our charitable causes or request a full refund. If for some reason you do not receive this by mid-July, please send an e-mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
We’re grateful to all of you for your support and can’t wait to see you all in 2021!