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7,000 Baptist Teens Are in Athens

If you notice an inordinate number of young people not drinking, smoking or dancing in the den of iniquity that is downtown Athens, that’s because the MOVE Conference is at the Classic Center.

The conference, sponsored by the Youth Ministries Office of the Georgia Baptist Convention, is the largest winter evangelism conference for teenagers in the state,” according to the Classic Center.

The conference was expected to draw almost 7,000 attendees. Pray for us.

All kidding aside, the Athens Convention and Visitors Bureau estimates that the conference, which runs through Saturday, will have a $1.5 million economic impact during a traditionally slow time of year. Not that bars will see any of that money.