Sanford area residents Jerry Gibson and her niece, Deborah Workman, have been attending conventions of Jehovah's Witnesses. with their families for the past 60 years. Previously they had attended smaller conventions here in Sanford at the local armory and high school auditoriums. Breaking a century-old tradition in the name of health and safety, the largest convention organization in the world has moved its annual in-person event to a virtual format for the second time in as many years. Free to everyone.