Future grants will be paid with advertising vouchers, not cash

Published: Monday, July 22, 2013 at 06:47 PM.

This doesn’t mean the TDC will stop funding events, Everett said. The grant program only provided funds to be used for advertising and promotion, and that is still the mission of the TDC.

“This will also allow us to promote the county in general when there isn’t a specific event taking place,” Lopez said. “Which is one of the things the TDC has been wanting to do more of.”

Tim Lanham visited the TDC during its workshop and informed the council that there will be a state Bee Keeping Conference held in Chipley from Oct. 31 to Nov. 2.

“We expect there will be 200 to 250 people coming to Chipley for the event,” Lanham said. He added that Lopez has been working with him in arranging hotel accommodations for visitors.

The event is sponsored in part by the Chipola, the Tupelo and the Central Panhandle Bee Keepers Associations, Lanham said.

“The county extension office is also heavily involved, and we hope to get our FFA, 4-H and JROTC kids involved in the events as well,” Lanham said.

In other business, the council approved a $100 grant request from the city of Vernon for the Firecracker Day event, which had to be rescheduled until Aug. 31 due to flooding on the Fourth of July.

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