Moving forward without Thunder Beach
PANAMA CITY BEACH, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) -
Businesses are preparing to move forward without a Thunder Beach rally this year.
The plans for the fall Thunder Beach rally were denied by Panama City Beach last week due to concerns over COVID-19.
Officials said the event brings in thousands of visitors every year and with that comes a boost in revenue for locals businesses.
General manager of Indian Motorcycles in Panama City Beach Randy Moore sent us a statement saying, “[It’s] Definitely not the decision we hoped for, but we have to respect the decisions of the City Manager & the Mayor. We understand the economical impact it will have but we want to keep our employees & patrons safe from the spread of COVID. We will resume business as normal, maintain safe practices, social distancing & follow the wishes of the city council.”
The rally was originally scheduled for October 21 through the 25.
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