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Convention and Visitors Bureau boosting tourism through grants and free tickets

| March 4, 2022

NEW PHILADELPHIA (WJER) (Mar. 4, 2022) – The Tuscarawas County Convention and Visitors Bureau will be assisting the area’s historical sites and attractions with their needs in early 2022 while bringing more foot traffic through their doors.

Director Dee Grossman says they’re awarding $25,000 in grants to local tourism partners from leftover federal COVID relief money.  She says the grants range from $500 to $1,900 for the 16 recipients including Arts in Newcomerstown, Trumpet in the Land and Zoar Village.

So, some of those dollars were just sitting there and we were like, hmm, what should we do? Let’s give money to our tourism partners. So that’s what we did.  In fact, this is the fifth round of grant money that we went through,”  said Grossman.

And Grossman says they’ll again be offering Travel TUSC tickets starting in May.  She says these will give Tuscarawas County residents free admission at participating museums and sites in the county to rediscover what they have to offer.

Everything changes, I mean the displays at the museums change, the characters at Trumpet in the Land change, the story changes a little bit. Everything that is old is new, if you haven’t been there in years or even decades, in some ways,” she said.

Grossman says Travel TUSC tickets will be available at the Tuscarawas County Convention and Visitors Bureau office in downtown New Philadelphia, at area senior centers and at any of the participating attractions.

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