THE 3rd ANNUAL SOUTH CAROLINA SCALE MODEL MEGA SHOW HAS BEEN CANCELLED
Our show committee met this past week and made our final decision for the 2020 South Carolina Scale Model Mega Show:
We have decided to cancel the show this year.
There were several underlying factors, but South Carolina Governor Henry McMaster’s Executive Order 2020-21 was the prime reason we made this decision. Contained in the EO is this passage:
…I am directing additional emergency measures in response to the threat posed by COVID-19, to include temporarily prohibiting restaurants from providing certain food services for on-premises consumption and prohibiting events at government facilities that would convene fifty (50) or more people in a single room, area, or other confined indoor or outdoor space…
Unfortunately, our show venue, the National Guard Armory on Bluff Road, falls under this restricted occupancy mandate. Clearly, it would be impossible for us to host a show under this condition. Additionally, with the continued rise in the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in South Carolina, we see no reasonable possibility that this restriction will be amended or lifted within the next 45 days. Finding another venue of the same size and cost would, at this late date, be impossible.
Therefore, with heavy hearts, and in the name of the health and safety of all our modeling friends, we made the decision to cancel this year’s show.
Vendors and sponsors will be receiving individual notifications shortly. We appreciate your patronage and cooperation, now and through the years. We look forward to working with you all again when conditions improve—hopefully, that will be sooner than later.
We fully intend to host our show next year in 2021, tentatively scheduled for roughly the same weekend in June. We hope that you will once again join us.
Thank you very much for your patience and support for our show. Stay safe and we hope to see you soon.