Wednesday morning Port Clinton Mayor Mike Snider announced that many of the 2020 Port Clinton Rewind Day events have been postponed but at this time no new date has been selected.
Mayor Snider said, “This was a very difficult decision. However, after consulting with multiple sources including health professionals, first responders, family, friends, a variety of city residents, members of City Council, the Chamber of Commerce & other community business leaders, those organizing specific aspects of Rewind Day, visitors to the area and the very nice mother I daughter couple having lunch at Ala Carte Cafe Tuesday with the unfortunate happenstance to be seated at the adjacent table – I have decided to make the difficult, yet prudent decision to postpone some activities of Rewind Day.”
Balancing public safety with public recreation in the COVID Era was one of the main concerns of health officials. According to Mayor Snider, ” … there are still far too many that choose not to follow the four simple steps health officials have recommended to slow the spread of COVID-19 -wash hands, sanitize, wear a mask and social distance. Consequently the rate of COVID spread in our community, State and country continues to climb, and the availability of timely testing options is at a critically low level.”
August 1 had been set aside as Rewind Day in Port Clinton. Several groups had come together for a day to redo events cancelled in the Port Clinton area during the State wide lockdown this past spring.
A makeup date will be selected once there is a better understanding of the full impact of COVID 19 on our community. Mayor Snider wanted to emphasize that not all of the events related to Rewind Day are postponed. “Church bells will still ring at 9 a.m.; A “Drive-Thru” Easter Egg event will take place at City Park at 1o a.m. Vehicles are asked to enter Ash Street from Perry (west side of the park), follow the flow of traffic. The Easter Bunny’s “Pit Crew” will provide a bag full of treat filled eggs for every child in the car – 200 bags of eggs are available; all St. Patrick’s Day & Cinco de Mayo events planned by area restaurants and bars are welcome to continue as planned; additionally, the United Way Duck Derby will still take place at 8 p.m. in Derby Pond. It’s not too late to get tickets to support this worthwhile endeavor. Visit duckraceuwoc2020.eventbrite.com or stop by Mary’s Blossom Shoppe & the Port Clinton Chamber of Commerce Office to sponsor ducks.”
The Car Show, Graduate Cap Toss, Walleye Fest concert by The Junk, Arbor Day Ceremony and Fireworks will be rescheduled for a later date.
Mayor Snider ended his statement by asking for the community to take the necessary steps to stop the spread of COVID 19. “Now, as we move forward, I can only ask and hope that everyone will choose to adhere to the simple recommendations that our health professionals are offering to help slow the spread of Covid 19: sanitize, wash hands, wear a mask and social distance. Until Rewind Day events are rescheduled, I look forward to seeing everyone around town including events at M.O.M., the beach, area shops and restaurants and hopefully fall sporting events.”