How local event venue faired during the pandemic

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MIDLAND CITY, Ala. (WDHN) — Kelly Creek spent 5 months with closed doors in 2020 but now, it seems things are looking better.

Kelly Creek Activity Barn has hosted weddings, receptions, business meetings, reunions and more for about 5 years.

Do to the coronavirus pandemic, that had to change.

In 2020, from March to June, Kelly Creek had to close its doors to maintain appropriate social distancing.

“It put a screeching halt on it for a while,” Owner of Kelly Creek Activity Barn, Bill Jordan said. “We had a lot of bookings but we couldn’t use the building.”

“We had our first wedding the first weekend in March,” Part Owner of Kelly Creek Activity Barn, Patsy Jordan said. “Then that’s when the shutdown came. We did not have another wedding until the end of July.”

But unfortunately bills never stopped coming.

Kelly Creek had to rely on government funding in order to stay open during the hardships brought by the pandemic.

Even though Kelly Creek had to stop nearly every event for 5 months due to COVID-19, now that vaccines are being administered and mask mandates are being lifted they are finally seeing an uptick in those numbers.

“It is trickling in but, I expect it to get a lot better in the coming days and weeks,” said Ms. Jordan.

“We are open for business,” Mr. Jordan said. “And anyone that wans to talk with us about a wedding, come on out. We are willing to talk with them.”

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