Over $40,000 awarded through Explore Schuylkill’s mini tourism grants program

Explore Schuylkill has awarded over $40,000 to Schuylkill County organizations through its mini-grants program.

The Explore Schuylkill Tourism Marketing Mini-Grants Program is designed to provide direct promotional funding to tourism organizations in Schuylkill County to assist them in their efforts to attract tourists. “This program helps our tourism partners advance and grow their assets and enhances Schuylkill County’s comprehensive economic development efforts while enhancing our county as a destination for leisure travel and the quality of life in our community. “, said Regina Gargano, executive director of Explore. Schuylkill.

Explore Schuylkill accepted applications for funding from any eligible tourism industry entity in Schuylkill County, which included accommodation, transportation and travel services, food and beverage services, retail organizations at retail, leisure and entertainment, events, as well as Explore Schuylkill members in good standing for marketing campaigns, marketing projects and event marketing. These can include any variety of media, including but not limited to: television, internet advertisements, banners, digital content, print advertisements, social media advertisements and video spots. Grants ranged from $250 to $3,500.

The following items have been chosen for tourism mini-grants funding:

  • Schuylkill County Actors Guild – $1,000
  • The Art of Escape – $1,500
  • Catalpa Grove – $3,500
  • Lithuanian Days – $1000
  • Comfort Inn & Suites, Barnesville – $1,750
  • Mountain Valley Golf Course – $1,750
  • Hope Hill Lavender Farm – $2,500
  • Johannes Schwalm Historical Association. – $1,500
  • The Lakeside Ballroom – $1,000
  • Lakewood Park Campground – $2,000
  • The Quarters of the Good B&B – $2,000
  • Main Street Moonshine – $3,000
  • Antique Daisies – $700
  • Pottsville Area Development Corporation – $3,500
  • Pioneer Tunnel and Coal Mine – $3,500
  • Schuylkill County Historical Society – $2,500
  • Schuylkill County Fair – $1,500
  • Tamaqua Area Community Partnership – $3,000
  • CK Running/Yuengling Lager Joggers – $500
  • Park overlooking the valley – $2,500

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