January 6, 2022
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Daniel Arthur, Communications
Richmond, Ind. - In consideration of the health and safety of the community and the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the Wayne County Area Chamber of Commerce, Indiana University East and Richmond Art Museum (RAM) have mutually determined the best course of action is to postpone their respective upcoming public events, the Chamber Annual Dinner and Palate to Palette, until a later time.
The three organizations considered the size of the events, with regular attendance of hundreds of guests, and that the events are held in indoor venues. Additionally, Wayne County is experiencing a rise in coronavirus cases putting a strain on the health care system. With these considerations in mind, the boards and university determined the best course of action was to postpone the events.
This year’s Wayne County Area Chamber of Commerce's Annual Dinner and Awards, themed "Wayneopoly," was originally scheduled for January 21. The Chamber recognizes businesses, organizations and individuals for their work and accomplishments during the dinner.
Palate to Palette is a collaborative fundraiser to benefit RAM programming and the IU East Department of Fine Arts. This year's event, "Under the Boardwalk," was scheduled for February 5. Individuals who have purchased tickets and sponsors with tickets for the event will be contacted soon.
While the events are postponed for now, IU East, RAM and the Chamber fully believe events such as these continue to be important for the community in order to raise funds, to show support and appreciation for area businesses and individuals for their dedicated efforts and accomplishments, to support the arts, and to foster close community connections.
Updates for Palate to Palette and the Chamber Annual Dinner will be shared at a later time. For updates regarding the Chamber Annual Dinner, visit WCAreaChamber.org/AD2022. For information on Palate to Palette, contact 765-973-8514 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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