By Sulz, Dave on August 8, 2020.
The board of directors of the Prairie Tractor and Engine Museum Society, which operates the Coyote Flats Pioneer Village near Picture Butte, has decided to pull the plug on its annual Harvest Days event because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
At a special meeting last week, the directors decided that, due to the spike in COVID cases in the surrounding towns and counties, it would be best to cancel Harvest Days 2020. The event had been scheduled to take place Aug. 15-16.
“It was a difficult decision but our volunteers are older and many of our patrons are the same,” board president Keith Strong said in an email. “With that liability in mind, we were forced to cancel.”
The Coyote Flats Pioneer Village, located 1.5 kilometres south of Picture Butte on the east side of Highway 843, has been operating since May 24, adhering to COVID-19 guidelines as set down by Alberta Health Services. The museum is open seven days a week from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. for self-guided or guided tours.