Danville and Centre College prepare for Vice Presidential debate
DANVILLE, KY (WAVE) - The next
phase of the American election season is the debate schedule. The
nation's only Vice Presidential debate takes place in Danville, Kentucky, on
October 11. You can't see the excitement building in the
city, but you can sure feel it when you talk to the folks there.
Harris owns a boutique downtown. She said,
"I think it'll be great, I think it will bring a lot of people to
the area and it should bring a lot to the businesses downtown so it's gonna be
an exciting time for Danville."
Mary Beth Gay
is librarian for the Kentucky School for the Deaf in Danville. "I think
it'll be great, I think it will bring a lot of people to the area and it should
bring a lot to the businesses downtown so it's gonna be an exciting time for Danville," said Mary Beth Gay.
will take place at the Norton Center for the Arts on the Centre College campus
with its striking red seats. Transformation is underway to turn the
Hazelrigg Gym in Sutcliffe hall into the media-filing center with almost 15
miles of cable being laid, 200 tables holding 750 work stations.
Centre's president John Roush spearheaded the 2000 Vice
Presidential debate at the college. He's now confident that Centre will
do it again as well as or better in 2012. "We will, on October 11 pull off
another successful event, not just for Centre College, but I would argue for the Commonwealth of Kentucky as well," said John Roush.
That's when the quiet idyllic Danville, for a few days in
October, becomes the center of the political world.
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