For a second time since the pandemic began, the event Savannah’s Kids — a community fundraiser for the children of Savannah Spurlock — has been postponed.
The decision to do so was made after new COVID-19 restrictions were announced Thursday, just days before the event, and forced organizers to push it back once more.
Gov. Andy Beshear implemented new regulations that would begin Friday, Nov. 20 and included the restriction that bars and restaurants discontinue indoor service.
The charity event was scheduled at Paddy Wagon for Saturday, just missing the mark.
Erik Botsford, one of the organizers said he was disappointed in the news.
“It's definitely an annoyance and throw your hand in the car door once, but you don’t want to do it twice,” he said.
The event was organized to raise money for the four children of murdered Richmond mother, Savannah Spurlock.
Botsford stated he tried to find alternatives ways to still host the event, including having it a day earlier or accommodating outdoor provisions, but after speaking with the children’s father, he preferred for the event to be withheld until it could be done in-person.
Instead, Botsford’s plan will be to present a running total of raffle tickets already sold and the amount raised and donated in cash to the family.
He will hold onto the existing raffle tickets and prizes so that — at some point — the event can go on as planned.
“Thank you so much to everyone for your time, cooperation, and giving hearts,” Botsford wrote in a social media post. “We will have this event one day, that day isn’t going to be this Saturday.”