Columbus, Neb. — Chalk up another victim of the coronavirus. The 2020 Cattlemen’s Ball has been postponed until June 4th & 5th, 2021. It will remain in Columbus.
Kevin Rasmussen, Chairman of the Advisory Board, says the decision to postpone the Cattlemen’s Ball was out of concern for the well-being of potential attendees.
Scott and Pat Mueller, host family for the 2020 Ball, expressed disappointment, but said the commitment must be to the health and well-being of all attendees and to what is best for the local community. The Mueller’s say local co-chairs and committees remain committed to hosting the Ball in 2021 and supporting the focus on “Funding Cancer Research & Finding a Cure”.
Ticket purchasers for the 2020 Ball or Art and General Store Vendors will have the option to roll their payments to the 2021 Ball or request a refund. No action is required if they are wanting to maintain their spot for the 2021 Cattlemen’s Ball of Nebraska in Columbus. All proceeds will be distributed in 2021 to the Fred & Pamela Buffett Cancer Center and to the local health and wellness initiatives.