If last year was an indicator, this means there will be lots of people in town who will boost the economy by spending some cash or swiping their cards in local stores, restaurants and hotels.
There were several reports of an uptick in dining at restaurants and purchases at other local businesses from last year's DI meet.
The Mineral Wells Area Chamber of Commerce will set up a welcome table at the high school, Bandy said. She suggests that any businesses wanting to share coupons or flyers contact the chamber.
“There were a lot of people excited to come back again,” Bandy said of the regional DI teams. “Everybody that came out last year found our community to be very nice and supportive. Restaurants and businesses welcomed the contestants, and [teams] were excited to visit the fossil park.”
Anyone interested in volunteering or being a part of Destination ImagiNation may contact Bandy at (940) 328-5375. Confirmed volunteers will check in at the DIme store on the MWHS cafeteria stage.