On May 13, the Board of Directors of the Georgia National Fairgrounds & Agricenter (a board appointed by the governor), made the decision to keep the Fairgrounds closed until the first of July. This is one week after our show would have ended. I was told that they looked at every event that was scheduled and made the decision to cancel anyway. It is with a heavy heart for the people who work at the fairgrounds, the people of Perry who depend on the fairgrounds for their income and for all the exhibitors who were so excited to return to showing their dogs. I have asked them to reconsider and to reopen one week earlier in order to accommodate our show. I do not believe that is going to happen.
Those of you who know the people of the Atlanta Kennel Club and the Valdosta Kennel Club know that we NEVER give up and we NEVER quit. Consequently, I have booked the Jonesboro Rd. Show Site for October 14-18 for the cluster show. I can’t tell all of you have very proud I am of all of the work of our entire committee. I also value and appreciate the willingness of the members of the Valdosta Kennel Club to join us in Atlanta for this great adventure in October. I ask that you continue your good thoughts and support. Please be patient and allow time for the Superintendent and Event Secretaries to process refunds of entry fees. In addition, GNFA is issuing full refunds for RV parking reservations.
Mary Ellen Macke,