Boom Days is an event the Times-Journal hypes up more than just about another other event that takes place during the year.

It’s something we are passionate about because we know the type of impact it can have on our community. Last week’s Boom Days Heritage Festival was one representatives are calling the biggest in the event’s 12-year history.

A lot of hard work goes into planning, organizing and promoting this event, and we couldn’t be prouder of the city of Fort Payne, Boom Days Chairman Maurey Roberts and Special Events Coordinator Victoria Leputa for the job they did this year putting the event together.

Apparently there were Fort Payne students who volunteered to help during the event to perform an Economic Impact survey. We’ll be interested to see the impact Boom Days 2017 had on Fort Payne.

To all the volunteers who put the event together, we thank you, and we wish you good luck planning an event next year to top this one — we’re confident you will, though.

Our View is the opinion of the Times-Journal’s editorial board, which includes Publisher Tricia Clinton-Dunne, Managing Editor Bradley Roberts and Staff Writer Kayla Beaty.

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