Well it's official. Creation Northeast 2006 has been cancelled. Here's what was said in the press release:
Creation 2006 Northeast schedule for June 28 - July 1, 2006 has been postponed until June 27 - June 30, 2007. This difficult decision has been made after much prayer and consideration. Due to the large amounts of rain that have fallen in the past 48 hours and the additional heavy rain fall that is expected this week, festival Administration, in conjunction with local Emergency Management, have concluded that the grounds are not safe for Creation attendees.
Creation 2006 Northeast tickets will be honored at Creation 2007 Northeast. Additional information will be posted on here shortly. We apologize for the inconvenience this will cause you. Be assured that this decision has been made for the safety of all attending. We appreciate your continued prayers for the Creation Festival and its staff and look forward to joining together in 2007.
Pastor Harry Thomas
Needless to say there will be thousands of disappointed folks including yours truly. It's hard to see something you've invested time and thought into not happen, and I know there are others who have invested countless more hours than myself so it must be even harder on them.
So, no Creation, but we'll all move on to our next endeavors. I've actually been thinking I'd like to check out the Cornerstone festival next year. I've never been to Cornerstone whereas I've been at Creation (either attending or volunteering) for the past 7 or 8 years. I think I'm just feeling the need for a change of scenery.
In any case, canceling (or postponing since they will accept this year's tickets next year) was unavoidable. It seems to be monsoon season here in PA. Driving into work this morning I passed a river that had well overflowed its banks, and it's still raining! I can only imagine the nightmare that awaited Creation staffers and attendees at the festival grounds.