By Brandon Boyd, Communications and Client Relations Coordinator
Erie Events executive director Casey Wells walked into my office and shut the door.
He’s never done that before.
“This is it,” I thought. “It’s been a nice ride, but now I’m fired.”
I’ve been here about six months and I love this job. I love working for Erie Events and being able to contribute to all the happenings in Erie and making sure everything runs smoothly. I love the people, I love the atmosphere, and I love the ability I have to put my creative mind toward just about anything I want.
But enough about that. Back to my office.
My door is closed, but the floodgates of my mind are wide open. What could this possibly be about?
“I’m about to tell you something,” Casey started. “But it has to stay in this room and you can’t tell anyone.”
Sure, yeah, of course.
“The President of the United States is probably coming here next week.”
First, a sigh of relief. I get to keep my job! But then another thought – I’m really going to have to earn my paycheck with this one.
As we all know, just about any political topic in today’s society is met with a mountain of commentary. And as President Trump comes to visit Erie Insurance Arena on October 10, we’re sure to receive our fair share of that commentary.
First thing to say about that: Be civil. We understand politics are a delicate topic and we aren’t here to comment either way. We ask that if you choose to express your opinion in some way before, on, or after October 10, you do so in a civil manner.
Second thought: If you’re looking for tickets, you won’t find them through us. All tickets must be requested through www.donaldjtrump.com. If you receive tickets, you will be able to enter Erie Insurance Arena on October 10 beginning at 4 p.m. The event starts at 7 p.m. Road closings and parking will be different than usual, so we’ll have that for you when it’s ready.
It’s not every day the sitting President makes his way to Erie. No matter which side you’re on, it’s a headline-worthy time for Erie.