To the Chow Chow Club Membership:
This morning the Club was notified that the host hotel for next week’s National Specialty suffered a large explosion and fire that has rendered the hotel mostly unusable and cannot now host our National Specialty. Along with help from the hotel staff, the show committee was able to find an alternate hotel (Niagara Crossing Hotel & Spa, 100 Center Street, Lewiston, NY) that is willing to host the specialty and is only about twenty miles away.
The Niagara Crossing is smaller than our original hotel and does not have a large amount of banquet space so the judging will be moved outside under a tent. For those who have hotel reservations, we are working with both hotels to transfer the reservations to the Niagara Crossing and hope to have everything confirmed in the next day or two.
Obviously, this has had a major impact on the National Specialty, but the Show Committee and the Board of Directors are doing everything possible to make this work as best we can. We do, however, understand that some may decide not to attend due to these changes and have extended the ability to cancel any auction buffet or Awards Banquet reservations made and receive a refund until Thursday, September 30th at 10 PM (EST). If you would like to cancel your reservations, please email Love Banghart at .
We ask for your understanding and patience as we work through this very unexpected change in plans but promise to do everything in our power to make this a memorable National Specialty.