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Local businesses banking on World Scout Jamboree

FAYETTEVILLE, W.Va. (WVVA) The World Scout Jamboree is less than a week away. To get ready for the more than 60,000 scouts and support staff, surrounding businesses in Fayette and Beckley are working hard to get ready for the influx of visitors.

Michael Jensen recently opened the New River Curry House in Fayetteville offering flavors of Southeast Asia.

“This year, from what I gather, is supposed to be quite the experience. Nothing like it has happened before and we’re anticipating an interesting group of people from all over the world.

Jensen is one of many business owners in the surrounding area ready to put their best foot forward.

“We’re definitely ordering more, stockpiling on certain items we’ll definitely go through. And overall, we’re just getting ready with a bunch of smiles to meet new people.”

Cassidy Bayes, the owner of the Southside Junction Tap House is already seeing a boost from the Jamboree support staff.

“We’re already starting to see more people, a lot of leaders from the scouts. We’ve heard quite a bit of the hub bub going on behind the scenes.”

The World Scout Jamboree begins on Monday, July 22, 2019.

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Annie Moore

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