Centre College Prepares For Vice Presidential Debate

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Updated: 8/21/2012 11:54 pm
Centre college already has a name in academics...but this year, it could have a name in history.

The college is slowly but surely preparing itself for an event they say could be one for the books.

"I think this is gonna be, really, one of the signal moments...certainly in this campaign, and i think in recent American political history," said Vice Presidential debate co-chair Clarence Wyatt.

The vice presidential debate will be held October 11th on the college's campus in Danville, Kentucky.

It's scheduled to take place inside Newlin Hall.

But it's outside where the true festivities will take place.

Thousands are expected to land in Danville that week, and the city's visitors bureau has been working hard to show them a warm welcome.

Hotels are already filling up in the area, and everyone from politicians to media personalities to people from out-of-state are expected to show up.

A festival will be held on "the old lawn"--the grassy area outside the Campus Center.

There, a jumbo-tron will be showing the debate live.

Danville--a city of 16,000 people--could see as many as 10,000 visitors or more.

And, according to Wyatt, this means something bigger for Kentucky.

"It's a vote of confidence by international organizations...by international leaders...in the ability of Kentuckians to stage world-class events."

If you can't make it to Danville to see the debate...all six major news networks--including ABC 36--will be covering it that day.
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