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Greater Ardmore Chamber receives tourism grant

ARDMORE – The Greater Ardmore Chamber has been awarded a grant to help funding for two of the city’s major events.

Yolandia Eubanks, director of the Greater Ardmore Chamber, said the grant for $5,200 from the Alabama Tourism Department will assist with expenses for the Ardmore Crape Myrtle Festival and Ardmore Tinsel Trail.
“An important ingredient in tourism, is getting our citizens and visitors back onto Main Street,” said Rep. Andy Whitt (R-Harvest), chairman of the House Economic Development & Tourism Committee. “The annual Crape Myrtle Festival and Tinsel Trail do just that. These are the very definition of a small-town events and I’m certainly glad to be supportive of this effort.”
This year’s Crape Myrtle Festival, held the third Saturday in August, was one of the largest festivals the Chamber has hosted.
The Tinsel Trail lighting, the first Friday in December, features nearly 100 Christmas trees on display around Ardmore Town Hall. After the lighting ceremony, the trees remain on display throughout December. Trees can be sponsored by businesses or individuals.
“These funds have helped us secure entertainment and enable us to market our events throughout the region,” Eubanks said. “These events bring in tourists and help boost our local economy.”
For more information, visit the chamber’s website – https://greaterardmorechamber.com

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