Donalda going ahead with “casual” show & shine on August 8

Group will have hand sanitizer available, and signs up reminding people to social distance

By Kevin J Sabo

For the Advance/ For the Independent

The Donalda Community Promotion team is organizing their second annual Donalda Coulee Show & Shine.

The event this year will be taking place on August 8 in the field beside the world-famous lamp in the community. The event would normally be held in conjunction with the Red Lamp market, however that event has been cancelled this year due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Despite the opening of the province, precautions still need to be in place, and in that end the committee organizing the car show has opted to not do a normal sign-in. instead car show attendees will be given a window plaque for their vehicle, which will have contact information for Heather Taylor, the contact person for the event, with the expectation that people send their information in to her after the fact.

“We’re hoping everyone behaves, and that we get a decent crowd,” said Taylor.

“But we don’t want to be overwhelmed either.”

In addition to minimizing the interaction between show attendees and organizers, the group will have hand sanitizer available, and signs up reminding people to social distance.

“The less contact we have with [people], the better,” said Taylor.

“We just don’t want a crowd around our table.I’d rather they send me the information later.”

The Donalda show and shine will be a casual event, with no fees to enter, nor prizes handed out.

While in the community checking out the show and shine, a couple other events will be going on in the community as well. The Bashaw Art Club will be displaying their work in the Donalda Art Gallery until August 16, the museum will be hosting a barbecue with hotdogs and hamburgers, and the Donalda Yarn Store will be hosting an outdoor farmers market.

The car show will be running from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. on August 8, 2020.

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