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Tourism board approves funds for events
by L.A. Story
May 17, 2017 | 1927 views | 0 0 comments | 65 65 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Hotel room incentives can provide up to $6,500 total funding approved by the Corinth Area Convention and Visitors Bureau Tourism Board for two upcoming events.

The reimbursement incentives were approved in two separate actions during the monthly meeting of the CACVB Board — this month held in the meeting room at the Hampton Inn.

The first event presenter was Lila Wade, First District President of the Mississippi State Federation of Colored Women’s Clubs Inc. and Youth Affiliates for the state convention to be held Oct. 27 through Oct. 29.

Wade explained the event is held each year in a city in Mississippi. The convention consists of women from six districts throughout Mississippi. It is a three-day event with meetings, luncheon, workshops and banquets. She said they will be showcasing the city of Corinth on Friday and Saturday with a welcome program, tours and entertainment. She said there is an expected attendance of at least 100 people.

The board approved an event-related room usage rate of up to $1,500 for the event.

The second event was presented by Crystal Graves, advisor for the Junior Salers Association for their upcoming ASJA Junior National Show and Event to be held June 25 through July 1.

Graves said each year the ASJA selects a location throughout the country to host the ASJA Junior National Show. It is a show that will focus on young people making a positive impact in the agricultural industry while preparing them to do so. This year, Corinth was chosen unanimously to unite people from across the country with Salers cattle to broaden the scope of their focus into the Southern region of the country.

They will host contests, educational seminars, cattle shows, and family fun for participants and viewers. They will give their participants and their families a taste of the South by having them enjoy what they feel is a perfect representation of Southern charm and eclectic vibes in Corinth.

She explained this is a week-long national event with an expected attendance of 500-plus people.

The board approved an event-related room usage rate of up to $5,000 for the event.

In other CACVB business:

CACVB Executive Director Christy Burns said they are now looking at visuals to use for the Shiloh Kiosk.

Contraband Camp — The Augmented Reality grant was received and now meetings will begin to discuss production.

The next meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, June 20, at Crossroads Regional Park (City Park.)
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