We’ve been discussing what to do about Rescue Runway – Columbus this year throughout the shelter at home period. About 60% of corporate sponsorship monies have been received , no money has been spent and we’re concerned about the suspected fall uptick of cases of COVID 19. Add to that the number of people who have been furloughed, are struggling to make ends meet and feed their families, the economy is not going to be what it was even 6 months ago.
Unsure of what to do we reached out to our partners at the Franklin Park Conservatory where the Wells Barn is located. We found out that the conservatory has made the difficult decision to suspend in house catering operations until April of 2021. Adding to that the need for continued social distancing, our available number of tickets would be severely limited by as much as half or possibly more.
We’ve made the decision to cancel this years event. We’d rather take a pass and sit this year out and return for our 3rd runway show in 2021 being confident in the safety of our volunteers, attendees and the staff at FPC. It’s not an easy decision, but we feel a responsible one.
We will have T-shirts available for sale with the 2020 logo in Color of the Year, classic blue. Stay tuned for details on a few other fundraising opportunities as they will be announced in the next couple of months. We still represent our partner rescue organizations that need our support, Friends of the Shelter, Grateful Acres Pet Sanctuary, Peace for Paws Ohio & Speak for the Unspoken.
Save the date! We will be back on Sunday, September 12, 2021. We appreciate your support, your dedication to the rescues and dogs that are in such dire need of homes, medical treatment and care.
Stay tuned as we launch some exciting new branded products, including, but not limited to, the exclusive RRC 2020 t-shirt!