QUINCY, Sick. (WGEM) — Greater than 500 swimmers and their households traveled to Quincy this weekend for the twenty seventh annual Titan Firecracker Basic.
Eating places, lodges, and small companies homeowners mentioned they’re cashing in from all the tourism.
Jenni Baldin traveled from Springfield, Illinois to observe her son compete within the Titan Firecracker Basic.
“We will head again and use the pool at The Atrium and seize a snack, they’ve a restaurant there and have dinner their later and hopefully meet up with a few of our mates,” Baldin mentioned.
Scotties Enjoyable Spot proprietor Jeff Scott mentioned occasions like this drive in tourism to eating places, lodges, and small companies which provides them a lift.
“It is nice to see these form of occasions being held once more as a result of once more its nice for the group, it is nice for our enterprise, it put’s cash in our workers’s pockets they usually can then flip and spend it in our group,” Scott mentioned.
Fairfield Inn and Suites Assistant Normal Supervisor Jeremy Tryon mentioned enterprise is trying nice for them too.
“Through the week we get numerous enterprise folks however on the weekends, occasions like this are mainly what retains us afloat on the weekend,” Tryon mentioned.
Baldin mentioned it felt good having the ability to get out with household.
“Properly it is humorous. We had been at Kelly’s they usually have a salad bar and we had been like oh my gosh a salad bar, we are able to contact issues! So it has been nice. We’ve not needed to put on our masks and its been a really regular expertise,” she Baldin mentioned.
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