Well, in the last few weeks we’ve heard this word more than once in our part of the world. First, one of my favorite events of all time, The Hodag Country Festival in Rhinelander has made the tough decision to postpone till next year. People may not realize what an undertaking it is for the owners of the event to put this on each year. It is even worse I’m sure to have to not have it at all. Lots of factors involved that people just do not have a clue on. None the less they thought the best thing to do at this point was to re-group for next year. The family that runs the Hodag Fest is a wonderful family and great people that appreciate the communities in Northern Wisconsin which is one big reason why they have called off this years event. The Hodag Fest being cancelled because of the current situation is one thing but the family also is aware of what the event brings to the Northwoods as far as business. Either way they made the decision for the sake of the Northwoods and I applaud them for doing so. I’m sure it has been an absolute nightmare for them. Speaking of events in the Northwoods that are very community minded. The Crandon Raceway has decided to postpone the Brush Run races as well. A wonderful group of people that work endless hours to put these events on each year. The folks at the raceway are VERY community minded as well and know that not having the races has a big impact on Crandon. Again, not an easy decision to make but did it for the good of the communities. THEY are to be applauded as well for what also could not have been an easy decision. Many events have been cancelled for the summer. The EAA Air Venture, Summerfest, The State Fair. This is going to be the strangest summer of my lifetime not having these events. The only thing we can do is pray that we get through all this and we can get back to some kind of normal lifestyle again. Like we’ve said, we’re all in this together but you need to step back and appreciate all of these people mentioned above for the tremendous sacrifices that they are making. Keep being careful and watch what you’re doing. Yes, I hate it but I am still wearing a mask in public, I’m aware of social distancing and everything else. I’m hoping my small part is going to help in the long run.