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ALACHUA – By vote of its Board of Directors, the Alachua Lions Club has selected Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2020 as the re-scheduled date for the 2020 Cattlemen’s Banquet.

The Club is hopeful that conditions with the Coronavirus will be significantly improved to permit the event to move forward. Originally scheduled for Tuesday, March 24, 2020, the event was postponed in the wake of the pandemic that impacted the U.S. earlier this year.

Club President Jim Emerson said, “We are aware of the uncertainties associated with announcing a new date for the event since there is always the possibility that our County may still be operating under the large group restrictions, but we decided to be pro-active and optimistic with getting back on the calendar.”

The Club advises that if the banquet is unable to be held on Sept. 15 due to continuing governmental limitations associated with the virus, it will be cancelled and the focus will shift to planning for the March 2021 Cattlemen’s Banquet.

Individual ticket holders and corporate table purchasers will be offered several options from the Club for receiving return value for their fundraising support in the event the banquet has to be cancelled for 2020.

“The Alachua Lions Club genuinely appreciates the support received from Alachua and the surrounding communities for this annual event, and we are especially grateful for the patience shown by our supporters during these most unusual and challenging times,” said Emerson.

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