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July Community Forum Includes Solar Eclipse Marketplace

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The City of Hopkinsville will hold its next Solar Eclipse Community Forum at 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday, July 11th at the War Memorial Building, located at 1202 S. Virginia Street.

In addition to a Q&A session and general updates, guests will have the opportunity to purchase Solar Eclipse items from local vendors and business owners. Vendor tables are free to occupy, but must be reserved in advance by emailing brooke.jung@hopkinsvilleky.us to reserve a spot. Only merchants selling Solar Eclipse themed items will be permitted, and space will be reserved on a first-come, first-serve basis.

This forum will be open to all members of the public and will act as an information session for general updates about planning for the Solar Eclipse, as well as logistical components such as accommodations, utilities, safety and plans to coordinate the anticipated high traffic areas.

For additional information regarding the 2017 Solar Eclipse, please contact Brooke Jung, Solar Eclipse Marketing & Events Consultant at 270-887-4290 or brooke.jung@hopkinsvilleky.us.


About the Solar Eclipse

On August 21, 2017, Hopkinsville, KY, will be the Point of Greatest Eclipse for the 2017 Total Solar Eclipse. Astronomers estimate up to 100,000 visitors will be descending upon Hopkinsville (dubbed as “Eclipseville”) throughout Eclipse weekend. With 81 percent of the US population within 600 miles of the path of totality, this will be the most viewed solar eclipse in history.
As a community, Eclipseville is planning over 20 festivals and events that will take place Eclipse weekend, leading up to the event itself on that second-to-last Monday in August. As the designated Point of Greatest Eclipse, Hopkinsville is designated by NASA as the point where the moon’s axis is closest to the earth, which makes us especially appealing to astronomy enthusiasts around the world.
Guests to the area will have an opportunity to build a unique itinerary and celebrate this extraordinary event with fellow eclipse chasers. Reservations have been received from 34 states and 12 countries all excited for the Eclipse.