At the general membership meeting on the evening of August 18th, 2020 a vigorous discussion about whether to hold the Reunion was conducted, with several people offering their opinions. A vote was held regarding whether to continue to plan and hold the 2020 Heritage Reunion. This blog is not the official minutes of the meeting, but I observed that the vote was approximately 2-to-1 in favor of cancelling.
Nobody is happy about COVID-19 and the way it has affected our lives but the primary motivation, from my observation, was to try to prevent this event from being a nexus for the virus to spread further throughout the Fair Grove community. Since people attend and participate from a very wide region, it could have potentially spread to a much larger area. There are already active cases in Fair Grove, and the health considerations were the only motivation in this cancellation.