NOT RAIN, OR THE LEGAL SYSTEM COULD STOP COUNTRY CROSSINGS FROM OPENING THEIR DOORS TUESDAY. PEOPLE FLOCKED FROM ALL AROUND, TO BE ONE OF THE FIRST TO PLAY ELECTRONIC BINGO IN THE STATE OF ALABAMA. THE NIGHT WAS SHOW CASED.. BY COUNTRY MUSIC LEGENDS, GEORGE JONES AND RANDY OWEN WHO STOPPED TO SHOW THEIR SUPPORT. FRANK WENDT PRESIDENT OF HOUSTON COUNTY ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT ASSOCIATION, SAID THE NIGHT WAS AN SUCCESS.
"we were really exited about the turnout we had the parking lot full right from the get go and stayed full pretty much all night and dont have an exact figure on the exact crowd, we estimating the seven to 10 thousand range that passed through the whole day."
SOME OF THOSE 7 TO 10 THOUSAND PEOPLE DID NOT SHOW UP FOR BINGO, THEY WANTED SOME FOOD AND ENTERTAINMENT Mr Wendt also said
" i think allot of people are coming for the actual entertainment aspect of it. they want to go into (inaudible) john Anderson dayrall whorleys and see what the actual venues look like. all kind of memorabilia in there you really see allot of people walking around in amazement to see how really great it is."
LIKE ANY NEW BUSINESS THERE WERE A FEW HICKUPS. A FEW OF THE BINGO MACHINES WERE NOT WORKING PROPERLY, BUT THAT IS TO BE EXPECTED ON THE FIRST DAY.>