SORRY ~ Due to Michigan's
coronavirus lockdown policy,
the Spring 2020 Expo was cancelled.
Please patronize our readers, vendors, & energy workers during this lockdown if you can, to help them recoup the money they would have earned at the Spring Expo! Find their contact info on our web pages.
SAVE the DATE for our NEXT SHOW:
8th Annual FALL Enlightened Soul Expo
Saturday–Sunday, September 26–27, 2020
Southfield Pavilion, Southfield, MI
Booth & Reader applications will be available here once we know more about Michigan's re-opening plans, and the announcement will be on Facebook and emailed to our lists.
CANCELLED: Our 8th Annual Spring
Enlightened Soul Expo
Our 8th year ~ Our 15th show
The largest indoor holistic/psychic event in Michigan, each spring & fall
Over 150 vendors/readers/bodyworkers from
around the Midwest expected !
Saturday, March 28, 2020: 10am–6pm
Sunday, March 29, 2020: 11am–6pm
First 100 visitors in the first hour each day get a goody bag valued at $20!
AND can pre-book a reading NOW for the first hour of the day!
(ALSO the last hour on Sunday)
NEW location for our SPRING SHOWS:
7190 N. Maple Rd., Saline, MI 48176
Saline is next to Ann Arbor in southern Washtenaw County
A few miles west of US-23 Exit 34-Michigan Avenue
HOME OF THE FAMED SALINE CRAFT SHOW for OVER 30 YEARS!
It is with regret that we are cancelling our 8th Annual Spring Enlightened Soul Expo, which was scheduled for March 28-29, 2020 at Saline Middle School, due to the coronavirus outbreak. We personally don't feel fear about the coronavirus, but it’s important to do this for safety reasons.
We hoped there would be no confirmed cases in Michigan until after the expo, and that we could still host the event, but we now have some confirmed coronavirus cases in the state and the number is growing by the hour, as more tests are being done and confirmed. Because of the confirmed cases, the governor gave a TV address on March 11 and advocated that gatherings of 100+ people be canceled. On the same day, the World Health Organization declared a global pandemic.
Our major universities are closing in favor of online classes, as well as events comparable to ours, so we feel we must comply with the state's recommendations. The Saline Schools (site of our spring expo) would be on their spring break during our expo, so if/when they make a decision to close, it would not impact us. Their famous Craft Show scheduled at the building for March 14 is cancelled.
We would not feel comfortable potentially contributing to the community spread by hosting a large gathering of up to 2000+ people. Attendees may have health issues or carry the virus home to someone who does. A large number of our attendees and participants fall into the at-risk age range, which is an area of concern. We feel it would be a very heavy weight on us if we had the expo and people became ill as a result of attending, even though statistics show that 80% of those who contract the virus would experience mild symptoms.
Even if we held the event, feeling no panic about the virus, there is also public perception. Many potential attendees might stay away because of the fear of exposure. It’s likely that our attendance numbers would be way down. We already had some vendors and volunteers contacting us to cancel, even before the announcement of cases in Michigan was made.
It’s not possible to reschedule the Spring Expo to a late spring or early summer date, because we aren’t sure when the virus will have moved through enough of the population to be considered appropriate to have large gatherings again. And at that point in the calendar, we start getting close to our Fall Expo. We will not know the date of our Spring 2021 show at Saline Middle School until sometime in July.
So instead, we plan to transfer booth and table fees to our Fall Expo, on September 26-27, 2020 at the Southfield Pavilion in Southfield, Michigan. We anticipate that many, if not all, of our vendors/bodyworkers/readers will join us there. To avoid confusion, after this expo's date has passed, in April we will open up registration for the Fall Expo at this website.
For those who live nearby and attend the Enlightened Soul Center in Ann Arbor, you should know that the Enlightened Soul Center will be open as usual, and in fact more people may be in need of the upliftment and high-vibrational energy that we can offer during these times. Learn more at: http://www.EnlightenedSoulCENTER.com. Keep an eye on the Center’s website or Facebook page (www.facebook.com/enlightenedsoulcenter) for the latest updates on Center activities.
Be well! Namaste,
The Enlightened Soul Expo Team
EXPO CANCELLATION EXPLANATION
The below message was emailed to registered vendors, readers,
& bodyworkers on March 14. Vendors & bodyworkers should respond to firstname.lastname@example.org and readers should email email@example.com if they haven't already.
Adult Tickets: $11 Daily / $9 in advance
or $10 at door with coupon
Adult Weekend Pass: $16 / $13 in advance
or $14 at door with coupon
College students: $8 Daily Ticket / $7 in advance
Teens 12–17 years: $5 Daily Ticket
Under 12 years old: Free
Readings and energy work sessions cost extra! (Fees vary)
FIND US ON:
Senior Show Co-Director, Vendor Coordinator, Marketing Coordinator, Venue Liaison, Committee Chair: Amy Garber, 734-358-0218 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Show Co-Director, Reader Coordinator, Volunteer Coordinator, Webmaster, Graphic Design, Hotel Liaison: Christina DePugh, email@example.com or 734-968-9723
Vendor & Venue Assistant:
Kylie Joki, firstname.lastname@example.org
Volunteer Expo Committee
Sponsorship & Outreach Coordinator: Lori Irvin, email@example.com
Sponsorship Assistant, Reader Room Assistant: Alicia Clark-Teper
Volunteer Coordinator: Christina DePugh, firstname.lastname@example.org
Door Managers: Donnelle LaDouceur, Ed Meurer Security Assistant: Jim Erb
Data & Registration Manager: Kylie Joki
Presentation Coordinator: Lorri Coburn
Presentation Hosts: Lorri Coburn & Nicole Shook
Banker: John Floros
Volunteer Assistants: Alandra Meade & TBD
Social Media Assistant: Claire Gottsman Promotion Assistant: Julie Sullivan
Flyering Assistants: Kathy Jordan-Sedgeman, Lily Jungan, Omar Yeldell & Jennifer Collar