Summerail Canceled for 2021

Summerail 2021 has been canceled due to the linging effects of the CVOID-19 pandemic.

The committee overseeing the event held in August at the Palace Theater in Marion said the event was canceled due to “the many variables and unknown conditions that the COVID-19 virus has beset upon us.”

In an announcement sent via email to past attendees and participants, the committee said those conditions include a potential lack of vendors for the railroadiana show and several presenters canceling their participation due to family and job obligations.

As a result, the committee said, there was a danger that moving ahead with the event could result in a fiscal failure that would endanger its ability to hold future events.

The email indicated that Summerail operates on a tight budget and barely breaks even.

Summerail 2020 also was canceled due to the pandemic. The event was last held in August 2019.

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