Tourism Office Announces Fall 2013 Grant Recipients

(Bucks County, PA) Visit Bucks County (VBC), the official tourism promotion agency of Bucks County is pleased to announce the Fall 2013 Tourism Grant program recipients. The Visit Bucks County Tourism Grant was instituted in 2008 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.

This round, Visit Bucks County distributed $259,000, making it the largest distribution in the history of the grant program. Previously, the highest allocation was $198,000 in Fall 2011.

Visit Bucks County has distributed nearly $1.9 million in tourism funds since 2008. Eligible recipients are limited to non-profits or other entities located in Bucks County and are marketing partners of the tourism office.

Fall 2013 Recipients are as follows:

Bucks County B&Bs $5,000
Bowman's Hill Wildflower Preserve  $10,000
Bristol Cultural/Historical-Mill Street Crossing  $5,000
Bristol Riverside Theatre  $10,000
Bucks County Audubon Society  $10,000
Bucks County Children's Museum  $15,000
Bucks County Choral Society  $2,000
Bucks County Covered Bridge Society  $5,000
Bucks County Designer House  $5,000
Bucks County Playhouse  $15,000
Bucks County Wine Trail  $10,000
Central Bucks County Chamber of Commerce  $10,000
Craven Hall  $1,000
Friends of Bolton Mansion  $1,000
Friends of the Delaware Canal  $2,000
Friends of Washington Crossing  $25,000
Heritage Conservancy  $10,000
Historic Fallsington $1,000
Landmark Towns  $3,000
Lower Bucks County Chamber of Commerce  $8,000
Mercer Museum  $25,000
Michener Art Museum  $20,000
New Hope Celebrates  $5,000
Newtown Chamber Orchestra  $1,000
Newtown Historic Association  $5,000
Pearl S. Buck International  $10,000
Pennsbury Society  $15,000
Snipes Farm & Education Center  $5,000
Town & Country Players  $3,000
Upper Bucks County Chamber of Commerce  $15,000
Warwick Historical Society  $2,000
  
Total
$259,000

All deadlines and details regarding the tourism grant application process can be found on Visit Bucks County's website here: www.VisitBucksCounty.com/about-vbc/partners/grant-program. Specific questions regarding the grant program can be directed to Visit Bucks County Executive Director, Jerry Lepping at JerryL@VisitBucksCounty.com.

Contact

Jessica Lawlor
Communications Coordinator
Visit Bucks County
215 639 0300 x 227
jessical@visitbuckscounty.com

Michelle Greco Falcone
Communications Manager
Visit Bucks County
215 639 0300 x 231
michellef@visitbuckscounty.com


About Visit Bucks County

Visit Bucks County (VBC) is the official tourism promotion agency for Bucks County. The tourism office, with more than 450 tourism/hospitality partners throughout Bucks County, promotes all there is to see and do to potential visitors and residents. In addition to consumer travel, Visit Bucks County targets sports tournaments, motorcoach groups, meetings, special events and weddings. For more information on VBC activities call 1-800-836-BUCKS, visit VisitBucksCounty.com or stop by the Bucks County Visitor Center located at 3207 Street Road in Bensalem (adjacent to the entrance to 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.