As the COVID-19 outbreak approached on March 10th, we took guidance from the Department of Health and followed CDC guidelines and decided to cancel the 9th annual Spring Frolic on March 12th, only one week prior to the expected event. Our first call was to each of the restaurants that were so generous to plan on donating food, drink and time to make our event a success. Please remember these restaurants as you look for places to get take out. Bueno Taco, Bullthistle Brewing Co, Feast & Festivities by O’Connor’s, FoJo Beans, Gilligan’s Restaurant, Jewett’s Cheese House, Lewis’ Restaurant, Michael’s Fine Food & Spirits, Old Home Distillers.
We then contacted everyone that made a reservation and offered to refund the ticket cost. We heard back from most, and appreciate the generosity of many of you for turning the ticket cost into a donation. Refund checks were mailed out as well and we thank all of you for your support of Rogers Center! We have had a lot of interest in when we plan to hold the Silent Auction. That’s a great question! At this time, we are planning to have it in the Visitor Center Classroom on Outdoors Day being held Saturday June 13th. It is possible that we will still be closed at that time, only time will tell. We have so many beautiful and wonderful items to offer, from generous businesses and supporters of Roger Center, that we are just as anxious to hold it as you are to bid. We will know more in May, and let everyone know as a plan comes together. If you planned on attending the event and would like to donate to Friends of Rogers efforts, please go to this link https://friendsofrogers.org/get-involved/#team-green to make a one time donation or recurring donation. We appreciate all of your support during this time!