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Spring Ritual Is Still Happening…pray it does not get shut down. Carlisle is a MUST DO!

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CARLISLE SWAP MEET & CAR SHOW !!!

Now that it is Springtime, it is time for all guys and gals to gather in Carlisle to replenish pieces and parts that are missing from their precious winter project vehicles or go to the swap meet with all their extra pieces is parts…you know…the parts that are left over after you take it apart and put it back together and wonder why it does not run anymore, to sell and buy the “stuff” you need.

This is a major battle of the wits..who can get the best price on parts needed or what can I trade/barter for it. You would be surprised what trades are made.

With all the road construction, the orange barrels, the bars and restaurants being closed due to the virus, nursing homes and hospitals limiting and not allowing visitors in some cases, no crowd gatherings, so many new restrictions at this time, it leaves us stressed out and with cabin fever. But behold ! There is hope yet. Don’t give up, think positive thoughts. It is a Spring Ritual for all of us car enthusiasts. It is a necessity !

One of the world’s most important events is still allowed to continue…SO FAR that is. A major event that has been going on for years and I am sure many of you were very concerned if it will be held this year. I almost shuttered to think it might not happen. There is a super power at work for sure !

We Will Survive !

Yes it is alive and well so far, I just checked on the internet on their web site. They do have a page dedicated to the Covid-19 and it states as follows –

Carlisle Events ● 1000 Bryn Mawr Road ● Carlisle, PA 17013-1588 717-243-7855 ●fax 717-243-0255 ● CarlisleEvents.com As Carlisle Events prepares for the start of car show season and Spring Carlisle April 22-26, we continue to monitor reports by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, World Health Organization and local authorities regarding the COVID-19 outbreak, also known as the Coronavirus. This event and all others on the schedule will go forward as planned at the Carlisle PA Fairgrounds and neighboring facilities, while also making top priority the health, safety and wellbeing of our guests, business partners and staff members. Events at Carlisle are a destination for car lovers from around the world, so before traveling, we encourage attendees to be vigilant by staying informed and aware of relevant health announcements and updates. Carlisle Events is taking the following measures within the Carlisle PA Fairgrounds and Carlisle Expo Center in preparation for our 2020 event season:  Carlisle Events and its neighboring properties will be adding additional sanitizer stations to the food court, entry gates AND guest services.  ALL ticket takers and hand stampers will be offered gloves and hand sanitizer that is 60% (or greater) alcohol. Carlisle Events has secured a disinfectant from the suggested CDC list that quickly kills viruses and bacteria. This, combined with portable hand sprayers will be utilized in bathrooms, the food court, vendor services, guest services and within the Carlisle Expo Center as part of auctions and third party events. Make available disinfectant wipes and sanitizer at ticket booths, vendor services, guest services and the Carlisle Expo Center.  Communicate these measures to our guests, staff and business partners.  Per CDC guidelines, consider the following: o Wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. o Don’t shake hands with anyone. o Avoid close contact with people who are sick. o Cover a cough or sneeze – preferably with a disposable tissue. o Avoid touching your face – especially your eyes, nose, and mouth. o Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects. o Stay home if you have flu-like symptoms. oCurrent CDC Guidelines/Preventative Measures (Click/Tap to learn more).Carlisle Events will continue to monitor and assess the progress of the COVID-19 outbreak, and will take the necessary preventive measures, in accordance with recommendations from health officials, to ensure the safety of our guests, business partners and staff. (rev. 3/16/20)

So the show must go on I guess, I hope it all goes well and people care enough about each other to follow the health guide lines for safety…lord knows we don’t need something else shut down or closed.

I pray it is a fantastic car meet and everyone stays safe !

VAROOOOOOOM !!!! VAROOOOOOOOOM!!!!

**DO CHECK CARLISLE WEBSITE YOURSELF FROM TIME TO TIME, TO MAKE SURE IT DOES NOT GET CANCELLED !!! Varoooom!!!

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Judy Michel
Judy Michel
Originally from Akron, Ohio, moved to Barberton in 1986. Retired Phlebotomist. Now wife, mother and grandmother. special interests..meeting the wonderful and talented people in Barberton and getting to know as many as I can.

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