Chamber compiling calendar of area solar eclipse events

By BRIAN GRAVES Staff Writer
Posted 8/12/17

It appears the world is coming to Cleveland to watch the sun disappear.

Aaron Weatherford, membership director of the Cleveland/Bradley Chamber of Commerce, reports hotel rooms in Cleveland …

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Chamber compiling calendar of area solar eclipse events

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It appears the world is coming to Cleveland to watch the sun disappear.

Aaron Weatherford, membership director of the Cleveland/Bradley Chamber of Commerce, reports hotel rooms in Cleveland are “sold out” for the March 21 celestial event of the century.

The first total eclipse to be visible in this area is expected to bring 40,000 people into the area.

As part of an effort to inform visitors and locals alike as to what special eclipse events are available, the Chamber is preparing a special calendar to provide easy access to those looking for where to go as the sky goes dark.

“We know many members are either putting on an event or are a location where the general public can pick up glasses,” Weatherford said. “We want to try and help promote both.”

The Chamber is asking anyone who is hosting an event to send them the basic information; time, location, cost (though there will not be enough space for specific details due to the number of events).

Also requested are for those who will have the special viewing glasses available to provide the pick-up location and cost.

“Understanding that we may have an incredible amount of information from our members, we are having a cut-off date to collect the information of Tuesday, Aug. 15,” Weatherford said.

“We want to make sure anyone interested in viewing the event not only do so at one of our many members’ venues, but also has plenty of time to make arrangements to be there.”

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