Marietta Prepares for Sen. Biden's Visit

By: Cathleen Moxley Email
By: Cathleen Moxley Email

Folks in Marietta are gearing up for a visit from another well-known candidate; this time, from the other side of the ticket.

Its been a big week so far for the town of Marietta as people prepare for the arrival of democratic vice presidential candidate Joe Biden, after Sunday's stop by republican candidate Sarah Palin.

A lot of work is being done to get ready for Tuesday's visit from Senator Biden.

Virginia Jacobs is spending hours on the phone telling people about a planned visit from one of the nation's biggest candidates.

"We wanted to call and invite you to come see Joe Biden tomorrow night."

Making for a busy day at democratic headquarters in Marietta.

"What we're doing today is making phone calls to make sure everyone knows about it and they are able to get here if they choose to come and see Senator Biden."

Making calls is just a small part of getting ready for a vice presidential candidate. They also have to prepare the location where Senator Biden is planning to speak.

And while crews get the stage set in place, law enforcement agencies are behind the scenes to make sure the area remains safe.

"We have actually been working since Sunday, working on this yesterday. There has been meetings, and we're working with the Marietta Police Department and secret service," Washington County Sheriff Larry Mincks said.

So all the public has to do is show up.

"The people I've talked to for the most part are very excited that somebody of this caliber is going to be in our neck of the woods," Jacobs said.

Giving Marietta a glimpse of who may become the nation's next vice president.

The event is set for 7:30 p.m. Tuesday and doors open at 5:30.

Biden's speech is open to the public, free of charge, but you're asked to register first.

And you can find that link by going to our web-channel www.wtap.com and clicking on the hot button.


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