Come out to Palmetto Island State Park and join us in celebrating 10 years of Stir the Pot, with great food, music, live and silent auctions, door prizes, nature talks and family fun!
January 5, 2021
Due to the stringent guidelines now being set forth by the LA Governor’s office and the Center for Disease Control, and following other organizations’ leads, we have regretfully decided to cancel the 2021 Stir the Pot which was scheduled for April 10, 2021 at Palmetto Island State Park. We did not make this decision lightly. The safety of all guests and volunteers is of the utmost importance.
Below are some of the mandates that guided us to make these decisions.
Below you will find just a few of the guidelines that would apply to our events from the current LA Governor's Phase 2 mandate:
Finally...If you look at the list above, you can see, that it’s not just about keeping you (our guests) safe. We have a responsibility to our organization and to the volunteers that make this events possible. After considering the open risk of liability to the organization, the additional burden of work and potential positions of confrontation for volunteers, along with the added cost to comply with the regulations, Friends feels strongly that we made the right decision for everyone.
We invite you to visit “OpenSafely” at https://opensafely.la.gov and go over the mandated guidelines for yourself. Put your self in our position. If you were a volunteer, would you want to enforce these guidelines? Would you choose to spend considerable donated dollars on compliance that doesn’t really directly benefit the park or it’s visitors? We hope this helps you understand why as volunteers we made this decision and we thank you for your support. Stay safe.
Friends of Palmetto Island State Park, Inc. Board of Directors