Tourism Committee Approves Three Funding Requests

The Greenville Tourism Committee met last week and approved three funding requests.

The Bond County Fair will receive $2,000 in tourism funds to advertise the fair, which is scheduled for July 30th through August 4th.

The Bond County Historical Society’s Quilt Show was May 2, but due to the committee failing to have a quorum, the request could not be considered until this meeting. The committee passed a motion to give $750 to the society for promotion of the show.

A new event is also being funded. A request from the Law Dogs group, for $750, was approved by the committee to advertise a motorcycle show, which will take place at the Bond County Fair on Saturday, August 1.

Law Dogs is a motorcycle group consisting of law enforcement, firefighting and emergency service personnel. It raises money for youth-related activities.

The motorcycle show will be similar to a car show with judging in four classes and prizes.

Tourism Director John Goldsmith provided committee members with information about upcoming events. The DeMoulin Museum’s five-year celebration, which was postponed this past Saturday, has been rescheduled for May 30. The Greenville Bicentennial Celebration will be held downtown on September 5th and 6th.

The annual Artwalk is set for Friday, September 25. Goldsmith said Our Common Ground is sponsoring the art show, the Greenville Lions Club will oversee the food and wine sales, and Greenville College is sponsoring the music.

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