Tourism Funds Approved

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The Greenville Tourism Committee met recently and voted unanimously to give $1,150 to the Hill’s Fort Society for its Hill’s Fort Living History Weekend, and $750 to the Bond County Humane Society for its annual Paws In The Park event.

Both will be held the same weekend. The Hill’s Fort Living History Weekend will be September 16, 17 and 18 at the Hill’s Fort replica on the American Farm Heritage Museum grounds.

Paws In The Park is Saturday, September 17 at Patriot’s Park.

Bill Johnson, representing the Hill’s Fort Society, said Friday of the event will once again be School Day with over 100 fifth graders from the county in attendance. Various displays, representing the pioneer days, will be set up so the students get hands-on experiences.

Dennis Hundsdorfer, from the Humane Society, reported this will be the 13th year for Paws In The Park which has activities for dogs and their owners.

Hundsdorfer said the agility course is returning this year as a competitive event.

Tourism funds must be used to promote events.

Tourism Director Kami Suess advised the committee there will be no Artwalk this fall by the Our Common Ground organization.

Suess said the contract on the city’s two tourism billboards is expiring. There is one along Interstate 70 at Vandalia, and one along Route 40 and I-70, east of Pocahontas.

Committee members agreed the billboards need to be updated, at least to include the new City of Greenville logo.

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