JC accepts tourism grant


September 7, 2023

Members of Jewell County Revitalization, at the non-profit branch of JCCDA, gathered at the Ad Astra Mural in Mankato to receive the Marketing Award from Kansas Tourism. Pictured (from left) are David Searles, Kyra Lampe, Jim Dooley, Kansas Tourism director, Bridgette Jobe and Brian Shulda.

Last week this newspaper reported Jewell County was one of the top winners in a state tourism grant program. This week we can report more about the grant and its hoped for impact on Jewell County's economic development.

The Kansas Department of Commerce's website states: "The grants are designed to assist local tourism organizations or attractions in new or first-time innovative marketing initiatives."

Jewell  County was one of only four recipients of the maximum award of $10,000. 

Kyra Lampe, Jewell County Community Development coordinator told this newspaper, "I am so thrilled to r...

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