$187,000 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 Fall 2010 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:

Bucks County Zoo                              $12,000
Bristol Riverside Theater                         8,000
New Hope Celebrates                            3,500
Doylestown Historical Society                4,000
Pearl S Buck International                     15,000
Bowman’s Hill Wildflower Preserve      15,000
River Road Business Alliance                10,000
Johnsville Centrifuge                               2,000
James A Michener Art Museum            25,000
Bucks County Wine Trail                     15,000
Delaware Valley Philharmonic                3,500
Craven Hall                                           3,000
New Hope Historical Society                3,500
Central Bucks Chamber of Commerce 15,000
Bucks County Audobon                         7,000
9/11 Memorial Garden of Reflection       5,000
Bucks County Choral Society                2,500
Bucks County Historical Society          30,000
Newtown Corporation                          2,000
Historic Fallsington                                6,000
Total                                               $187,000

After previous successful rounds that have contributed $611,000 in tourism funds, Visit Bucks County is accepting applications for the next round with a deadline of April1st. 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  

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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
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