Event considered amp"big successamp"

BY JEFF CLARK
Staff Writer
ABERDEEN – The largest tourism event in the City of Aberdeen was once again successful for the city. According to Aberdeen Visitors Bureau Director Deborah Stubblefield, the 2009 Aberdeen Southern Heritage Pilgrimage brought many visitors to the area.
amp”It was a big success this year,amp” Stubblefield said. amp”We sold approximately 2,000 tickets. We had many people from out of town and many local people participated this year as well. It is very important for us to have local support.amp”
Stubblefield said that one of the main draws of the yearly event is the rotation of the homes on the tour.
amp”We try to use a few different homes each year,amp” she said. amp”There are some that are always on the tour, but this year we had seven homes that had never been on the tour. The play was a big draw as was the Liars and Legends at the cemetery.amp”
The weekend was also a success for local business owners.
amp”We had a busy weekend,amp” Cissy Howell Crump of Tombigbee Country Cafe said. amp”The pilgrimage brought in a lot of people from out of town.amp”

Jeff Clark