Waynesville, St. Robert Chamber cancels community pride night

The Rolla Daily News

For the first time since the inception of Community Pride Night in 1991, the Waynesville-St. Robert Chamber has made the difficult decision to cancel this year’s event. The decision came after careful consideration by the Chamber Board of Directors and Executive Director.  

The Waynesville- St. Robert Chamber in a release on Friday said: “We feel that this action was necessary to comply with the guidelines for social distancing and limits on event attendance to assist with the health and safety of our businesses, students and community. 

“The Chamber appreciates the advice and assistance of the Waynesville R-VI School District for working with us to try to find ways to pull the event off this year.  This event is funded through sponsorships from the business community; the economic impact to many local businesses was an additional factor in the decision. 

“The Chamber and our members work hard each year to hold a successful Community Pride Night and it is truly a labor of love for our Waynesville Tigers, we will continue to explore options to have a similar event in the spring, if conditions permit.”

The Chamber has also decided that it will be moving forward with its Route 66 Challenge on Oct. 10. The family-friendly event enables exploration of Route 66 in Pulaski County and competitions in a variety of tasks along the way. 

“We will be able to maintain social distancing during this event as participants will be in their own vehicle and preform their task as a team,” the chamber said in its release. 

For more information and to register for one of the limited team opportunities visit www.route66challenge.com.