St. Joseph Today Gives Quarterly Report To City Commissioners

It’s been a busy couple of months for St. Joseph Today. The organization’s Amy Zapal addressed St. Joe City Commissioners Monday and told them downtown events have continued to attract a large number of visitors. She told WSJM News they’ve helped more than 7,700 people at the St. Joseph Welcome Center alone this year.

“In the month of June, we had over 2,500 people in our welcome center,” Zapal said. “We welcomed 2,000 in May. We had about 2,500 people for our barbecue. In repeating events, things like antiques and farmer’s market are sold out.”

Big tickets events downtown have brought in the usual number of visitors, and things still on the way this year include the Lighted Boat Parade, Chalk the Block, and the Mike Yore Car Show. Zapal tells us the growth of the area as a tourist destination is showing no signs of ebbing.