Jehovah’s Witnesses Coming To Arena

August 22, 2018

Thousands of visitors are coming to Luzerne County this weekend as the Mohegan Sun Arena in Wilkes-Barre Twp. hosts a three-day convention presented by Jehovah’s Witnesses. The event runs Friday through Sunday. Jehovah’s Witnesses will travel from across Pennsylvania and New York, creating an expected economic impact of approximately $3 million for Luzerne County, according to tourism and marketing organization Visit Luzerne County. Many area hotels, restaurants, shops and other attractions will see increased sales from convention attendees. Janet Hall, executive director of Visit Luzerne County, said Luzerne County’s convenient location and great amenities, such as the variety of hotels and restaurants, make the area an attractive choice for groups, like Jehovah’s Witnesses, who plan conventions or conferences with attendees from across a widespread area. “Major interstates provide easy access for visitors traveling to Luzerne County, while the great hospitality provided by area businesses create an ideal environment for these types of conventions,” Hall said. This is the 11th year that Jehovah’s Witnesses have chosen Luzerne County for one of their annual conventions. The theme of this weekend’s convention is “Be Courageous!” and is one of many like it taking place around the country. The convention features Bible-based programs and is open to everyone at no charge. — DENISE ALLABAUGH

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