$125,500 Tourism Stimulus Distributed by Visit Bucks County
Tourism Grant Recipients Announced

(Bucks County, PA) Visit Bucks County, the official tourism promotion agency for Bucks County, is pleased to announce the Spring 2011 Tourism Grant program recipients. The Visit Bucks County Tourism Grant was instituted in 2008 by the VBC Board of Directors to assist in the development and enhancement of not-for-profit tourism product in Bucks County. The VBC Tourism Grant is supported from a portion earned from the Bucks County lodging tax.

Recipients are as follows:

Bristol Riverside Theater                                  $5,000
Bucks County Children’s Museum                      $10,000
Bucks County Historical Society                        $20,000
Bucks County Visitor Center                             $15,000
Bucks County Wine Trail                                  $10,000
Bucks County Zoo                                           $3,000
Doylestown Historical Society                           $1,000   
Friends of the Delaware Canal                          $3,000
Friends of Washington Crossing Historic Park     $20,000
Historic Fallsington                                          $2,000
Johnsville Centrifuge & Science Museum            $3,000
Newtown Arts Company                                   $2,000
New Hope Chamber of Commerce                     $5,000
Pearl S Buck House                                          $5,000
Pennsbury Manor                                             $10,000
Perkasie Olde Town Association                         $2,000
Quakertown Alive!                                            $2,500
River Road Business Alliance                             $5,000
Warwick Township Historical Society                  $2,000
TOTAL:                                                            $125,500

After previous successful rounds that have contributed $798,000 in tourism funds, Visit Bucks County is accepting applications for the next round with a deadline of October 1st. Eligible recipients are limited to non-profits or other entities located in Bucks County that are marketing partners of VBC.

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  

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 Falcone, Communications Manager
Visit Bucks County
215 639 0300 x. 231