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The Thunder on the Mountain Car Show, depicted in this 2018 photo, has been canceled for 2020.

The Thunder on the Mountain Car Show, scheduled for Aug. 16, has been canceled for this year. The Car Show committee considered many options in an attempt to hold the show as scheduled, but finally decided that staging the show was not feasible this year.

The committee worked to create a plan that would safeguard its volunteers and the large crowd attending the car show, but was unable to align the COVID-19 guidelines with city streets packed with cars and people.

The goal of the Thunder on the Mountain Car Show is to raise funds for local charities; however, many people have been financially impacted by the pandemic and do not have disposable income to spend at this time. Businesses that historically support the car show are working to reopen and support their employees. The pandemic guidelines prohibit many of the usual activities that fund the show, like selling raffle tickets and T-shirts at local businesses.

Pre-registration fees that have been received for the 2020 car show will be refunded in full.

After the unanimous vote to cancel this year’s Thunder on the Mountain Car Show, Committee Chairman Tom Anderson said, “We’ll be back next year; better than ever.”

Dixie Coutant is a member of the Thunder on the Mountain Car committee.

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