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The Big E Breaks Attendace Records

WEST SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) –Jessica Cusson, has been parking cars near York St. in West Springfield for three years, and says the difference this year is pretty obvious. “We’ve been very busy, very, very busy overall; a lot more leaving early in the morning to come into work and getting home a little bit later.”

Cusson works at the adult day habilitation center where she is parking cars.

More than 1.3 million visitors have been to The Big E and because of that she’s seen a lot of business. However, the money isn’t going where you think. “A family in need, they’re going to be out of work for some time, so we just want to help out and extend our employees here have all kind of pitched in to help out this family that we’re very close to. With the cold weather coming, any little bit we can raise, will help them out, whether it be groceries, oil, any little bit.” Cusson shared.

The record breaking attendance at The Big E is good for not only charity, but for profit. Vicki Pacifico owns the Meatball Deli, and says that she’s seeing big bucks because of it. “It impacts business very well. The fair is doing very well, the weather has been perfect. Everyday has been record breaking.”

It’s the last day of The Big E, and from the eclectic to the eccentric, it will be missed. “I’m travelling around the U.S. and I truly enjoy going into the state buildings, and the hospitality of Massachusetts.” Pacifico added.

A performance by Alan Jackson at 7:30 wraps up the festivities.


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