$121,000 Tourism Stimulus Distributed by Visit Bucks County
Tourism Grant Recipients Announced

(Bucks County, PA) The Visit Bucks County (VBC) Tourism Grant, which aims to aid non-profit historic preservation, improvements of future and existing tourism attractions, supporting the rich cultural heritage & special events in Bucks County aimed at attracting visitors, and funding marketing expenditures associated with the above are pleased to announce the names of the Spring 2010 Tourism Grant Recipients.

After previous successful rounds that have contributed $487,500 in tourism funds, Visit Bucks County is accepting applications for the next round with a deadline of October 1st.

The Tourism Grant Program was instituted for the development and enhancement of the not-for-profit tourism product in Bucks County. VBC supports the grant program from a portion of the proceeds earned with the Bucks County lodging tax. Eligible recipients are limited to non profits or other entities located in Bucks County and are marketing partners of VBC.

The Board of Directors of VBC recognized the beauty of the plan lay with the ability to help develop tourism while benefiting both large museums and smaller organizations such as previous recipients including; New Hope Celebrates, Pearl S Buck International, Michener Art Museum, Bucks County Wine Trail and Historic Fallsington.

All deadlines and details regarding the application process are on VBC’s website, www.visitbuckscounty.com. Access “Partnership” on the homepage then click on the link VBC Tourism Grant Information.

All questions regarding the grant can be directed to Jerry Lepping, Executive Director of Visit Bucks County. He can be reached at Jlepping@VisitBucksCounty.com  

Recipients are as follows:

Bucks County Covered Bridge $5000
Bucks County Wine Trail  $10000
Bucks County Zoo   $10000
Doylestown Historical Society $2500
Friends of Washington Crossing $40000
Historical Fallsington  $2500
James A Michener Art Museum $20000
New Hope Arts   $5000
New Hope Celebrates  $2000
Newtown Chamber Orchestra $1000
Pearl S Buck International  $10000
Quakertown Alive!   $2000
Richland Area Softball Ass'n $5000
River Road Businees Alliance $5000
Warwick Twp Historical  $1000

Total      $121,000

About Visit Bucks County

Visit Bucks County (VBC) is the official tourist promotion agency for Bucks County. The mission of the VBC is to increase visitation in Bucks County by effectively marketing its heritage and its diverse sites and attractions.  . For more information on VBC activities call 1-800-836-BUCKS, visit www.VisitBucksCounty.com  or stop by the Bucks County Visitor Center located at 3207 Street Road in Bensalem (adjacent to the entrance to the PARX Casino). The Visitor Center is open seven days a week from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. It is easily accessible from the Pennsylvania Turnpike, Route 1 and Interstate 95.

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Contact: Michelle Greco, Public Relations Manager
Visit Bucks County
215 639 0300 x. 231