Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Downtown's Year-End Economic Stimulus

Between Christmas and New Year's, a week you might think things would slow down in St. Louis, it has been anything but slow. There are hundreds - if not thousands - of energetic, college-age, young people all over the streets of downtown.

They are walking everywhere and filling downtown restaurants and creating lines around the block, even in this freezing weather. Where do they come from and why are they here in St. Louis?


Justin Ellis said...

I believe there is a Christian Youth Convention taking place this week.

Jonathan said...

It is Urbana, a major world-wide conference hosted by Inter Varsity Christian Fellowship every three years in St. Louis. It attracts college students plus many others from all over the world.


Jonathan said...

Also here:


Courtney S. said...

According to the Urbana folks, they expected between 25-27k young people from around the world. It was a big deal around here at Metro, since the vast majority of them would be taking transit to travel around the city.

I heard and saw many of them on the bus. The ones I ran across were very nice, well-mannered kids, very excited to be with each other.