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It's back to their original plan for the Pumpkinfest Board of Directors as they make the decision to showcase vehicles that are part of the Cinderella’s Carriage Rolling Car Show online during a live stream October 3.

“Regardless of the careful thought and preparation that has gone into the OLG Cinderella’s Carriage Rolling Car Show, to keep both the participants and local community safe, we must put the health and safety of our community first," said Sharon Shular, Car Show Chair. “COVID-19 requires the people of our world to be careful and respectful of each other," she added.

"On Saturday, September 19, a group of individuals gathered in Ancaster, Ontario for a car event," Shular went on. "This has prompted swift and concise action from the Provincial Government and local health authorities. We have also be watching the numbers of COVID-19 cases in our province rise to alarming numbers in the last few weeks and made the decision on the advice of Public Health Grey-Bruce and the Saugeen Shores Police Services,” said Shular.

A selection of the hundreds of car show pre-registrants who submitted a photo of their car will be showcased during the live streaming of the Bruce Power International Weigh Off event on Saturday, October 3. Anyone wishing to participate can still add your car to the live stream by submitting your photo at www.pumpkinfest.org/carshow/carshow.

"We would like to thank Public Health and Saugeen Shores for working with us to ensure the Weigh Off will continue and is a safe event," read a Port Elgin Pumpkinfest media release.

Strict protocols and controls have been put in place with no public attendance allowed. Growers arrive in a highly monitored, restricted area, stay in their vehicles until directed to unload and weigh their vegetables one grower at a time and then disperse from the area immediately. "We are highly confident in the measures that have been taken to ensure the safety of all," read the release.

The public can watch the festivities from their homes by tuning in on Saturday, October 3 beginning at 9am at www.pumpkinfest.org.