JUCO vendors estimate success mid-tournament

Vendors expect sales to be average at JUCO this year.

The smell of hot dogs and funnel cakes wafts in the air luring baseball fans from their seats to the variety of vendors underneath the stands.

The dozen booths at the Junior College World Series help keep fans satisfied.

Cindy Sullivan, who works for the city vendors, said that though the week isn’t over yet, she estimates sales are about the same as last year.

“I’ve noticed the games have been more intense this year, so people are staying in the stands rather than roaming,” she said.

Sullivan also noted that the temperatures this year have been cooler compared to recent years making the less demand for cold refreshments. But, her new concession stand is making service smoother and faster this year, she said.

The Hillbilly Grill debuted this year at JUCO. The owners said they weren’t sure what to gauge their sales off of, but have been satisfied with their current results.

Miles and Stephanie Gwinn said that the JUCO committee approached them about vending during the World Series.

“But, we’re big baseball fans, too,” Stephanie said.

Both the Gwinns and Sullivan agreed that the night games brought the most traffic to their stands.

“People work during the day, and it’s cooler in the evening. But the first three days [of JUCO] were very busy,” Sullivan said.


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