Horse Racing Event Has Big Impact on Small Town

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A national horse racing event that runs through Saturday is providing a boost to a small town's economy. Putnam County Convention and Visitors Bureau Executive Director Karla Lawless estimates the 2014 International Barrel Racing Association National Finals Classes in Cloverdale will have a nearly $1.7 million impact. She says the nine-day event has drawn more than 600 horses, their owners and spectators to the community.

Lawless says it will have a "large impact" on the small community, particularly for convenience stores, restaurants, grocery stores, laundry facilities and dump stations.

Source: Putnam County Convention and Visitors Bureau