Lycoming County Visitors Bureau Travel and Tourism Grants Announced

The Lycoming County Visitors Bureau will be recognizing the recipients of the 2018 Lycoming County Travel and Tourism Grants at a reception being held on Wednesday March 21 from 5:00PM to 6:00PM at Lycoming County Visitors Information Center located at 102 West Fourth Street in Williamsport. These funds are allocated by the Visitors Bureau through the proceeds of the Lycoming County Room tax.

Twenty (20) organizations will be provided funding totaling $193,000. Funding provided to the organizations will assist them with advertising and promoting their events and activities in out- of-market media outlets. A portion of the funding will also assist in tourist product development.

The total amount of funding over the last 19 years the organization has been operating this grant program is $1,473,508 to 53 different organizations and events here in Lycoming County.

The Lycoming County Visitors Bureau is a function of the Williamsport/Lycoming Chamber of Commerce. It provides travel and tourism services to the industry for Lycoming County.

2018 Travel and Tourism Grant Recipients

Organization Amount Awarded

Billtown Blues Association $5,000

City of Williamsport – Bowman Field $10,000

Crystal Lake Camps $3,000

Drum Corp Associates World Championships $15,000

Fort Antes Historical Days $3,000

Hiawatha Inc. $15,000

Loyalsock Valley Antique Machinery Association $2,500

Lycoming Arts $4,000

Lycoming County Fair Association $5,000

Muncy Historical Society $4,000

Preservation Williamsport – Victorian Christmas $3,000

Repasz Band $3,000

Rotary Balloon Fest/Air Show 2018 $5,000

West End Babe Ruth $2,500

White Deer Golf Course $10,000

Williamsport Area School District $5,000

Williamsport Symphony Orchestra $3,000

World of Little League Museum $10,000

Community Arts Center $75,000

Lycoming County Historical Society $10,000

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