LOCK HAVEN — Tourism and Recreation Grants totaling $60,000 were announced at Thursday’s meeting of the Clinton County commissioners.
The grant program is a collaboration between the county commissioners, the county planning department and the Clinton County Economic Partnership’s Tourist Promotion Agency.
Julie Brennan, tourism director with the economic partnership, announced the 16 organizations that will receive money this year. She noted that there were 23 grant applications received and requests totaling $124,266.
Over the past five years, this program has invested more than $210,000 to grow tourism and recreation in Clinton County.
Commissioner Angela Harding noted that the grants are subsidized by the hotel tax.
Those receiving grants and their projects follow:
— Central Mountains ATV Assn., $10,000 for construction of a parking/training area at the club’s property in Hyner.
— City of Lock Haven, $5,000 for the city’s 2020 free outdoor summer concert series.
— Clinton County Arts Council, $4,500 for the Lock Haven JAMS Festival.
— Clinton County Historical Society, $3,500 for marketing enhancements for the Wine in the Wilds wine tasting festival.
— Clinton County Historical Society, $5,000 for the restoration of the historic Train Station in Castanea.
— Downtown Lock Haven Inc., $2,300 for branding and promotional initiatives.
— Greater Renovo Area Heritage Park Association, $1,500 for the establishment of a portable video/photo studio.
— Kettle Creek Music Festival, $3,000 for festival marketing and advertising support.
— Lock Haven Area Jaycees, $5,000 for Labor Day Boat Regatta 50th anniversary marketing/outreach.
— Millbrook Playhouse, $5,000 for Bands for the Barn branding and marketing support.
— Mill Hall Borough, $1,000 for the revitalization of the Community Pool in Mill Hall.
— Northcentral PA Conservancy, $4,300 for the establishment of public canoe launch in Avis along Pine Creek.
— Pennsylvania State Flaming Foliage Festival, $5,000 for festival promotion and marketing support.
— ReVibe Outdoors, $3,000 for support of Little Loggers Trail Fest.
— Sentimental Journey to Cub Haven Fly-In, $1,650 for promotional support for the Fly-In.
— Sugar Valley Historical Society, $250 for programming support to the Good Old Days festival in Booneville.
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