Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Greenville hotels fill up for MVSU homecoming

GREENVILLE — The upcoming matchup between Mississippi Valley State and Prairie View A&M in Greenville will likely have a positive economic impact on the Delta.
And area hotels are proof.
Of five of Greenville's largest hotels, three of them have sold out of rooms for this upcoming weekend. Days Inn, Holiday Inn Express, and Comfort Inn have booked all their available guest rooms for Friday and Saturday.
An employee at Days Inn said they could not release official numbers, but a “few rooms are available.”
An employee at the Econo Lodge said that they haven’t seen a significant jump in guests, but it could happen in the “next couple days.”
Comfort Inn and Hampton Inn employees stated that it's not unusual for their hotel to sell out, even if there wasn’t a big event in town.
However, at the Holiday Inn Express, it's directly related to MVSU and Prairie View, said an employee.
“As far as we know, it's directly related to (MVSU) Homecoming,” she said.
MVSU homecoming events in Greenville are slated to kick off Thursday with “MVSU Day in Washington County” at the Washington County Convention Center from 9 a.m. to noon. Admission is free.
There will be a golf tournament at 8 a.m. Friday at the Greenville Municipal Course. There will also be a scholarship banquet, green tea social and a block party taking place Friday.
The MVSU homecoming parade will be at 9:30 a.m. Saturday on Washington Avenue.

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