Winterfest of Wheels Is the Latest Event to Be Impacted by COVID-19
Each and every time we ring in a new year, we have so many things to look forward to as we celebrate the possibilities of a fresh calendar in front of us.
But the early stages of 2021 are beginning to look like a continuation of what we saw way too much of in 2020 - the cancellation of events because of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
The latest to go? Winterfest of Wheels.
The 13th annual indoor car show, scheduled for January 31 - February 2 at the Sioux Falls Convention Center, has been canceled, with the official announcement coming on the event's website:
In the interest of everyone’s safety amid the COVID-19 pandemic, we have made the tough decision to cancel the in-person 2021 Winterfest of Wheels. However, kids' cancer doesn’t stop and children battling cancer at Sanford Children’s Hospital still need our help – 40 children have been diagnosed with cancer this year alone at Sanford Children’s Hospital.
The event has raised an incredible amount of money for Cure Kids Cancer at Sanford Children's Hospital over the past 12 years, including better than $50,000 each of the past two years.
The Winterfest of Wheels organizers are still encouraging everyone to support Cure Kids Cancer. They have provided a link to purchase event t-shirts and make cash donations.
MORE CHRISTMAS SONGS IN TOP TEN
A pair of legendary Christmas songs have actually made it all the way to the top of the chart.
The first time was in the Hot 100's first year when The Chipmunk Song (Christmas Don't Be Late) by Alvin and the Chipmunks and David Seville went to number-one for the final two weeks of the year and the first two weeks of 1959.
The song also won three Grammys in 1958.
It would be another 60 years before a Christmas song would reign supreme on the Billboard Hot 100.
That happened at the end of 2019 when Mariah Carey's All I Want For Christmas Is You would top the chart for the final two weeks of the year and the first week of 2020. It re-emerged at number-one just this week (December 19).
Not bad for a song that was first released in 1994.