Crowds Descend Upon NBA Expo

The Newtown Business Association's Expo was held Wednesday evening and was estimated to have drawn more than 1,000 people.


The parking lots at the were overflowing with cars Wednesday evening as the took place in the building.

Guest flowed from table to table and even got the chance to taste food from several local restaurants and grocery stores.

Organizer Amy M. B. McKenna said the expo drew way more people than the NBA estimated and "exceeded expectations." "There had to have been over 1,000 people here," NBA president Mick Petrucci said during the event.

McKenna and Petrucci said this year's event was the most heavily promoted. A live broadcast and concert ticket raffle held by WXTU 92.5 increased notoriety in the area.

The expo featured 67 local business and plenty of interesting displays that captivated visitors of all ages.

"I'm happy that the turnout beat expectations," Petrucci said. "It just shows how strong the Newtown business community is."

The event started 6-years-ago as a way for the organization to showcase its members and to tell Newtown residents about all the great businesses that the community is home to, McKenna said.


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