PENNSIC 49 – COVID 19 UPDATE

24th April 2020

 

G’Day Everyone,

COVID-19 is touching all of our lives and at this time our primary concern is the safety and well-being of our Pennsic Attendees, Cooper’s Lake Family and Staff:, the entire Community of people in and around Cooper’s Lake Campground we interact and depend upon, and our numerous vendors who supply our event. They are all part of the “Pennsic-War-Family”.

When I took on the office of Mayor of Pennsic 49, I promised to, and was entrusted with, the welfare and safety of the entire Pennsic Family. It is therefore with great sadness that I must inform you today that, we have decided to postpone Pennsic 49, scheduled for July 24, 2020 through August 9, 2020 to July 30, 2021 through August 15, 2021.

 

This postponement will come as heartbreaking news to many of you – and it has been an exceedingly difficult decision for us to make. Since the first Pennsic Wars at Cooper’s Lake we have been so proud to welcome people from all over the Knowne World to beautiful lands of Aethelmearc, but this year, sadly we cannot gather together as before.

 

As many of you have read in my previous COVID-19 updates, the impact of this terrible pandemic has effects that reach far past just those that attend Pennsic War. I will not go into all our considerations here again, you can all read my previous two posts that outline many of the factors we considered before making this decision. However, on this one occasion the emotion of Pennsic needed to be removed and the hard decision made.

 

It has been arranged with Cooper’s Lake Management, that those who have preregistered for Pennsic 49 may have their registrations rolled over to 2021.

If you desire a refund, please go to www.cooperslake.com and log into your pre-registration account.

 

Even if we cannot be together this July, we remain optimistic that the situation will soon improve. I know we are all very worried about the impact that COVID-19 is having on our loved ones and daily lives. My Pennsic team and I send you our very best wishes. We cannot wait to share time together at Cooper’s Lake again with you all.

 

Yours,

 

Sir Gregory of Loch Swan
Mayor
Pennsic 49

Red Cross Blood Drive

 

blood drivePennsic Blood Drive Liaison

Baroness Angelique d'Herisson

e-mail

 

Greeting good gentles of the Known World.

While we are 'playing war' with our friends, many others are fighting a war for their lives. Every blood donation is a chance to save a life, so please remember there will be a Red Cross blood drive during Pennsic.

Place: Zion Baptist Church, 148 Curry Road, Slippery Rock, PA
Dates: Monday, August 5th
Times: 10 am to 3:30 pm

The church is within walking distance of the Pennsic site, but the Red Cross will run a shuttle bus (leaving from the south end of the battlefield). We encourage you to ride the bus so that you arrive with normal pulse and blood pressure, and are not turned away from donating!

Pre-registration

If you would like to pre-register to donate, volunteer to help, or would just like more information, please contact me by July 26th.

You can also pre-register on-line at www.redcrossblood.org. Search for blood drives in zipcode 16057, and choose your appointment time. (Note: we are in the process of registering our drive.)

Once War is underway, you can sign up at First Aid Point. Walk in's are welcome, however, the Red Cross bases their staffing on pre-registration numbers, so the more people who pre-register before War, the more staff we may get.

Identification is now required for all Red Cross Blood donors. 
Preferred methods of ID are:

  • American Red Cross donor card
  • Driver's license
  • State ID
  • Passport
  • Military ID
  • INS "green" card

A student ID, corporate ID, or credit card is also acceptable if it contains a photo. There is a secondary list of acceptable identification, available at First Aid Point or you can e-mail me.

Together, we can make a difference. So, "Be a Hero, Save a Life at Pennsic War."

In Service and Thanks,
Baroness Angelique d'Herisson
(mka: Renee LeVeque)
Pennsic Blood Drive Liaison
Middle Kingdom - SCA
e-mail

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