The SouthArk Outdoor Expo, scheduled for September 12 for the benefit of South Arkansas Community College in El Dorado, has been cancelled.
SouthArk Foundation Executive Director Cynthia Reyna said, “Our board of directors made the decision to cancel this event for 2020, due to the uncertainties related to the COVID-19 pandemic.
“This was a very difficult decision. Several factors were taken into consideration, and above all was a concern for the overall health and safety of guests and all vendors, cookers, and volunteers, who have made this award-winning event a success for over 20 years. We look forward to another successful SouthArk Outdoor Expo in 2021.”
The foundation said in a statement that the decision was not made lightly “as the SouthArk Outdoor Expo is the Foundation’s premier fundraising event to support scholarships, academic programs, and Foundation operations.