It is with regret that after a lot of consideration the board has decided to cancel this year’s BARRA Auction.
Several important factors influenced the decision, not the least of which is the over-the-top winter weather we have been experiencing of late. This has made driving and especially walking treacherous in places and we are mindful of our members’ and friends’ safety. Things could be wonderful in a week and a half — we have had some melting the last two days — or we could be looking at another foot+ of snow; it is WNY in February, after all!
The pandemic situation appears to be easing somewhat but we know there are a number of folks who are still rightly wary of venturing out into public gatherings. Notice would also be late but the ever-changing pandemic conditions rather dictated making a late decision. With the weather and the pandemic, attendance for an event is a huge question mark at best. Considering the amount of work that goes into organizing our annual auction for an unknown, and quite possibly low, turnout, along with everything else, canceling the auction seemed to be the best option.