March 2020: In response to the uncertainties and growing concerns related to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), and being mindful of safety and well-being of our staff, volunteers, supporters and the wider community, Animal Outlook has proactively made the decision to postpone the current planning of our annual DC VegFest, set for this August. We will revisit the situation in the coming weeks and hope to resume planning, aiming to host the event later this year, in the fall.
Additionally, given the advanced planning needs and financial commitments required to organize this massive event which would need to be expended far in advance of the event, and given the challenges and setbacks experienced in 2018 when the DC VegFest was forced to cancel after the DC Mayor declared a weather-related State of Emergency, we believe this postponement is the safest and most responsible option.
We will continue to monitor updates and recommendations from these agencies and encourage you to also stay up to date, as well as take personal safety precautions:
We recognize that many community members may be disappointed about our decision to postpone the much-anticipated DC VegFest, but, out of an abundance of caution, we must consider public and personal safety a top priority. We ask for your continued support during these uncertain times, and we hope to share further updates on our planning process soon.
Finally, our 25th Anniversary Celebration in June, which we were planning in lieu of a gala in DC is currently being evaluated with the possibility of doing a virtual gala and/or moving this celebration to the fall. Please stay tuned for more information to come.
Thank you again for your support of Animal Outlook and please take personal precautions as recommended on the above referenced websites.