It is with a very heavy heart that the NTS Planning Team is making the decision to cancel the event this Saturday. We held on as long as we could, and know that this decision will be disappointing to so many people. We, ourselves are heartbroken. This is our favorite night of the year!
We have been working all week to implement additional safety precautions with an intent to still hold the event. However, in light of recent developments including confirmed cases here locally, and new CDC guidelines on mass gatherings, we are just not able to risk the safety of any of our attendees, many who have compromised immune systems. The virus is believed to spread between people who are in close contact and our event has significant hand holding and hugging (which we love!) and we cannot guarantee that someone would not come to the event unknowingly as a carrier.
Thank you to every guest who gets so excited for Night to Shine, to every volunteer who gives their time, talents and love so generously, and to all the supporters who donate both time and finances. We have the best RVA community!
Thank you for your support in this very hard decision.
Mark your calendars for NTS 2021 on February 12, 2021!
NTS Event Team