Drew Estate announces the cancellation of its upcoming virtual Barn Smoker event, originally scheduled for Nov. 14, 2020. The event is being cancelled due to the recent increase in COVID-19 cases throughout the state of Florida.
The virtual Barn Smoker event was going to broadcast live from the tobacco fields in Clermont, Florida and was going to feature various members of the Drew Estate team including Jonathan Drew, Willy Herrera, Pedro Gomez and more. Due to the recent uptick in COVID-19 cases within the state of Florida, Drew Estate decided to cancel this event to ensure the safety of both its staff and that of the Florida Sun Grown Farm that the company had partnered with for this particular event.
“It is with a heavy heart that we make this decision, but it’s clearly the right thing to do in this precarious moment,” said Jonathan Drew, president and co-founder of Drew Estate. “Many stakeholders, including Drew Estate staff, tobacco farmers, and a multitude of suppliers have contributed a great deal to creating such an amazing experience … all for the love of the leaf, love of our special relationship with each of you, and to celebrate our industry and culture. Keep your heads up, stay safe, and support your friends and loved ones during these times. We love you guys and look forward to being together soon under the big tents at the farms.”
Drew Estate has already announced a donation of $50,000 to Operation: Cigars for Warriors. Drew Estate is encouraging others to almost donate to Cigars for Warriors. Those interested can do so at an authorized Cigars for Warriors donation center, by mailing Cigars for Warriors at 8585 SW Hwy 200 Unit # 16, Ocala, FL 34481, or by visiting cigarsforwarriors.org.
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