Jamboree Helps Fuel Local Economy

POSTED BY: News Department
Monday, July 21, 2003 - 05:18 PM
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An area country music festival extends its benefits across southeastern Ohio. Even though the Jamboree in the hills ended yesterday, fans are still clearing out, and that means more revenue for surrounding counties. Hotels in Cambridge, which is about forty-five minutes away from the concert, were booked solid during the music festival. “Every year we usually have the same number of people who stayed last year. They come back the following year. They’ll make their reservations the day that they check out,” said Alisha Morris, front desk manager at the Cambridge Best Western. She said the hotel normally fills up at least a month prior to the event. Area restaurants also reaped the benefits. A manager at the Cracker Barrel in Cambridge said at times it looked like a campground in the parking lot.

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