Greetings brethren registered to attend the Feast in Branson,
We are meeting this year in a new theater, The Mansion Theatre, 189 Expressway Lane, Branson, 65616, which allows us to have greater seating capacity than our prior location at Presleys’. This will help us to properly adjust and provide a safe as possible setting for social distancing and seating for services and comply with the masking ordinance currently in place for the city of Branson.
This Branson city ordinance No. 2020-0072 can be reviewed at https://www.bransonmo.gov/DocumentCenter/View/12751/Face-Covering-Ordinance-PDF . It was extended beyond the original ordinance until October 14, 2020. This ordinance applies to all public buildings in the city limits of Branson including The Mansion Theatre. To enter the building, we are asked to come through the main entry doors and into the lobby area with masks. The facility is required by law to enforce this masking order.
In the main seating section, we are permitted to remove masks once seated for services but expected to use them when entering, exiting and moving around in the theater. Exemptions include children under the age of 13, those medically unable to wear a mask, those performing or engaged in public speaking on stage and are listed in their entirety in the Branson ordinance.
Since the main auditorium seats 2000, we are working with the theater staff to arrange social distance seating by skipping every other row and asking parties (party being family members or those who reside together) to leave 3 seats between themselves and the next party. The facility staff ushers and our volunteer ushers will be working very hard to assist everyone with seating. We intend to designate a section of the theater for “mask only” seating (where people wish to wear masks all the time while in the building). We also will assign a section on the other side of the theater for those who have medical exemptions and are unable to wear a mask but wish to attend festival services with their family. The church asks all of us to wear our masks during hymn singing.
We are looking forward to spending the Feast with all of you in this place, where God has placed His name this year.
Psalms 133:1 “Behold, how good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity!”
Joe Dobson / Branson FOT Coordinator / email@example.com / 913-909-5479