Pro-America Rally Organizers Stop Issuing Tickets

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Charleston, W.Va. (AP) -- The organizers of the Friends of America Labor Day rally say they have hit capacity and have stopped issuing free tickets for the one-day event.

Organizers predict that 100,000 people will attend the rally on a reclaimed Massey Energy surface mine in Logan County.

Massey Chief Executive Don Blankenship says he is pleased so many people want to attend the event, but the site can only hold so many people.

The event starts at 9:30 a.m. Monday, but organizers are encouraging people to show up as early as 6 a.m.

Carpooling is being encouraged to cut down on the amount of traffic in the Holden area.

Massey is a co-sponsor along with more than 100 associations and businesses, including energy, paving, machinery and trucking companies.

(Copyright 2009 by the Associated Press. All rights reserved.)

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