The Corinth Area Convention and Visitors Bureau Tourism Board approved a $2,500 advance for the upcoming NAACP Homecoming/Reunion event.
The advance was requested during the board's regular meeting Tuesday morning by one of the event organizers, J.C. Hill, for funds that had already been approved by the board. The board approved an advance after a presentation by Hill, who cited the advertising which was being currently incorporated and the number of rooms already reserved. He pointed out that more rooms would be used, but none were available for that weekend, due to other area activities.
The NAACP Homecoming/Reunion is a biennial event meant to reunite alumni and community members.
The event begins Friday, June 30 and goes through Sunday, July 2, and includes a number of entertaining activities such as the opening Fiesta on Friday to the parade, a picnic, the Black and Gold Ball — all on Saturday, and Sunday afternoon’s memorial service.
“It’s going to be a full weekend. You can’t lay down by the time to get up and do something else,” said Hill.
After the presentation by Hill, the board hosted special guest, Daily Corinthian Editor Mark Boehler, who spoke to the board for a few moments regarding the upcoming new Corinth Visitor’s Guide, as well as all the many products produced and/or printed by the Daily Corinthian, including Exploring Pickwick magazine, Crossroads Magazine, Pickwick Profiles newspaper and Crossroads Weekly newspaper.
The Daily Corinthian also prints five other area weekly newspapers, he said.
In other CACVB business:
• CACVB Executive Director Christy Burns provided a marketing report — showing that CACVB social media platform is performing well, with the highest activity gain noted was the Instagram account.
• The Shiloh Kiosk project continues to progress, Burns said they have chosen to list “shopping areas” in Corinth, rather than specific places, but dining will be more specific. The kiosk will have an interactive touch screen, map pages for Hardin County, Tenn., and Corinth, should be easy to edit, add and expand and encourage the use of apps and website visits.
• The tourism research continues with visitor surveys all due back by the end of June.
• Burns advised board members of the ribbon cutting for the new Coke museum, which will be held on Monday, June 26, at 4 p.m.
Next regular meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, July 18.