Plans are underway to make sure that one of the popular events on the community calendar will not be a victim of the COVID-19 outbreak.
The Blessing of the Fleet Ball will not, as planned, be held this month.
Chairman of the ball organising committee, Brian Morrison, said the event was not cancelled but had been postponed.
The committee will wait until the current health situation stabilises and then they will announce a new date.
"Most of the tickets have been sold and so people should hold onto their tickets," Mr Morrison said.
One of the many highlights of the ball is the naming of the Blessing of the Fleet Princess and this tradition will be maintained in 2020.
Once a suitable date is confirmed, the entrants and their partners will be told.
Mr Morrison said they would make sure the princess entrants and their partners are given enough time to prepare for the night.
"We have 28 entrants which is a good number and more than what we had last year," he said.
"Everyone is still looking forward to the event."
Mr Morrison said the entrants, as the actual Blessing the Fleet Festival had been cancelled, won't have to arrange floats for the parade this year.
He added the entrants and family members had already bought their dresses and shoes for the evening.
The ball committee chairperson said buying outfits for such an occasion was expensive.
The 28 budding princesses may not get another chance to wear their special outfits at such an important community function.
Mr Morrison once again stressed it was important to still hold the ball in 2020.
"The entrants look forward to the ball. Their sisters, brothers and maybe even mothers might have attended the ball," he said.
"We hope that one day we will have three-generations (daughter, mother and grandmother) of Blessing of the Fleet Princess entrants."
Mr Morrison believes one day they will reach their three-generation goal and added the wider community also rated the event most highly.
Many fathers and sons have also attended the ball over the years.
Madalyn Woods, last year's princess, is an example of how attending the ball runs in many local families.
Madalyn received the honour last year, just like her mother before her.
"It was really exciting," she said at the time. "It was a good moment to be with all my friends ... everyone looked so beautiful. My family were a big support and it's such an honour to be named princess."
In these uncertain times, Mr Morrison added a rescheduled ball would give many people something to look forward too.