Hosting An Event Post Pandemic

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JAMESTOWN – Many local events happened over the Mother’s Day weekend, and attendance was not the same as previous years.

The reason why, event holders tell WNYNewsNow, the after effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.

One of the many weekend events was Free Comic Book Day, at Chautauqua Comics. Owner Al Steffens believes that as time goes on more people will start going to more community gatherings.

“I think more people are vaccinated, cases are down,” explained Steffens. “Considering where they were, even going back 6 months ago.”  

While Free Comic Book day was Underway, the Northwest Arena held their Grapes and Hops festival for the first time since 2019.

Executive Director Keith Martin, is hopeful, and believes that growth can come out of events right now.

“I think the numbers were great,” says Martin. “Where we’re at, it was a comfortable setting between the two rinks, there was enough space for the people that did come out, and I think it was only going to grow.”


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