Instead of canceling its popular installation and awards banquet completely, the Sussex County Association of REALTORS® in Delaware forged ahead with the ceremony in December, joining the drive-in trend with an event held in the parking lot of a local sports complex. The socially distanced event attracted dozens of members.
SCAOR recognized multiple award winners, board members, and committee chairs on an outdoor stage while attendees watched from the comfort of their cars. Radios were tuned to a special announcement frequency, and the association provided attendees with boxed lunches from Smash Mouth Burgers.
“We knew our normal banquet would not be possible, but we needed a way to honor our awardees and thank our board members and committee chairs for their service over the past year,” says Patricia Anderson, SCAOR CEO. “This was a fun alternative to the traditional ceremony, and yet still allowed the individual recognition our volunteers deserve.”