Was Jena really a tourist attraction?
When this was brought to my attention by a member of the Crack Mullet Research Team, I thought it was a joke.
According to a story in Saturday's Alexandria Town Talk, rallies to protest criminal charges from beatings at a high school and allegations of racial discrimination are now considered economic development. A few excerpts from the story:
According to an estimate provided by the Alexandria/Pineville Convention & Visitors Bureau, events directly related to the Jena [Six] rallies pumped $569,240 into the Alexandria economy. The three events were attended by about 5,550, tourism officials estimate.
The economic impact was calculated by combining hotel rooms rented and money that was spent at other local businesses, said Shanna Worth, the spokeswoman for the Convention & Visitors Bureau.
What's next? Bragging about the economic impact study of the dollars spent on funerals in New Orleans due to the high number of murders? The economic impact of bringing in additional FBI agents due to the high level of corruption in LA?
You can't make this stuff up. Only in LA!
Subscribe Today and Save!!!
St. Charles Herald-Guide is an award-winning newspaper that covers all aspects of St. Charles Parish - from schools and parish government news to social events, features on our local residents and sports.
Order your subscription today!
Family and friends gathered on Sunday to celebrate the first birthday of Jade...
The National School Board Association has announced St. Charles Parish Public...
Now that carnival season has to come to an end, Fat Tuesday has passed and Ash...
The Destrehan Lady Wildcats lost only their second game all season when they fell...
A Luling father who has been convicted of molesting his daughter twice in the last...
The release of toxic, potentially hazardous gases into the atmosphere through local...
Boudreaux's Collision offers quality auto body shop repair. Whether it's a major collision or paint touch up, we get you back on the road fast!
HHS grad takes unique approach to funding college - 1258 views
A Luling college student who is following his dreams to become an animator is looking for help in funding his education through a unique method called crowdfunding.