Using vampires to promote business

FORKS, Wash. (AP) - October 14, 2008

You have probably never heard of the small town of Forks, Washington.

But fans of the "Twilight" series of novels about undead teenage heartthrobs know all about the place.

And they want to see it.

Marcia Bingham, of the Forks Chamber of Commerce, says they had a wonderful summer, thanks to the vampire novels.

And the visitors don't mind the rainy weather.

Bingham jokes vampires won't come out if it's too sunny.

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