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Tourism board approves funding requests
by Steve Beavers
Jul 17, 2014 | 46 views | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Organizations seeking funding from the Corinth Area Convention and Visitors Bureau Board got what they needed.

A trio applicants were granted funding to be used for advertising in upcoming events on Wednesday.

First-time applicant, Rosie McGee had $1,000 approved for a September play at the Corinth Coliseum.

"I want to bring a play to Corinth that inspires people," said McGee. "The play will make you laugh and cry … it will touch of the emotions."

"Oh, My Child and Gospel Music" is scheduled for Sept. 27. The play is expected to draw 980 people, according to the playwright.

"It can't get here soon enough for me," said J.C. Hill, who attended the meeting with McGee. "I think it's an award-winning play which will bring in some local people."

Tickets are $15 for the show.

"Back 2 School Summer Jam" was granted $1,000 for its Sept. 6 date at E.S. Bishop Memorial Park. Former Corinthian DeWayne Lamont Sorrell is in charge of the event.

"DeWayne has always given back to the community," said event spokesperson Patrice Morrison. "He wants kids to have something to get excited about once school starts back."

According to Morrison, 15 hotel rooms have already been booked for the back-to-school event.

CACVB board members approved $10,000 to be used by the Alcorn County Fair.

"By all accounts we are growing," fair committee member Zane Elliot told the board. "We are estimating attendance to be around 11,000 to 12,000 people."

Elliot expressed to the board the fair's desire to keep growing.

"We have established ourselves among county fairs," he said. "Our hope is to make it a regional event in the future."

The next meeting of the tourism board in set for Tuesday, August 19 at 8 a.m.
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