Thousands of worshippers gather in downtown Evansville for the annual Jehovah's Witness Summer Convention at the Ford Center.
"These are people that stay in the hotels, eat in our restaurants, have to gas up their cars, so the 2 weekends are always a plus, but a third weekend is a real bonus," says Laura Libs with eh Evansville Convention and Visitors Bureau. "We normally anticipate about $3.5 million for the two weekends, so this is going to boost it up close to $5 million for the three consecutive weekends."
The conference begins at The Ford Center Friday morning at 9:00.
The events are open to the public.
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