It is with deep regret that we have to announce the cancellation of the program scheduled for March 21, “Alaska to Ellington” with Iditarod Musher Karen Land.  It is certainly understandable concerning the current situation. We wish Karen and her “team” the best and we’ll try again to have her at a later date, maybe even next year. Here is some of the letter she wrote to us….

I am sorry to have to write this letter, but I wanted to give both schools and public libraries as much of an advance warning as possible. After much thought and consideration of all of the variables involved in a 40-day talk tour throughout the states of New York, Connecticut, and Massachusetts during the ever-changing COVID-19 outbreak, I have decided it would be best to cancel my March/April 2020 trip. It took me 6 months of hard work to plan and schedule this trip. I am heartbroken about it!

Even before New York declared a state of emergency over the COVID-19 outbreak, I was closely monitoring the news, trying to obtain as much information as possible on the ever-evolving situation. Unfortunately, the lack of information and testing makes it difficult for the public to know how extensive this outbreak truly is. To be on the safe side, I feel it is best to suspend the upcoming tour. I am sorry for any inconvenience this may cause you. The dogs and I are just as disappointed as you are! It was a difficult decision to have to make, but I feel it is the right one at the moment.”

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Karen with one of her sled dogs

 

 

Alaska to Ellington Program is Cancelled