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Weekend Events A Boon To Local Economy

Posted: Tuesday, July 12th, 2011 at 6:23 am
Author: KNIA/KRLS News-Shaylon Cochran

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Two big events are planned for Pella and around Lake Red Rock this weekend. The Harley Owners Group is having a rally in Pella Friday and Saturday, their first stop in Pella since 2004.

Also this weekend is the first annual Lake Red Rock Balloon Festival. Pella Convention and Visitors Bureau Director Jill Vandevoort says events like this are a great boost for the local economy.

She says an event like the HOG rally, based on numbers from last year, will generate upwards of $450,000 for the local economy over the course of the two day event and offers a great positive exposure for the area.