LUMBERTON — The Lumberton Visitors Bureau is accepting grant applications from nonprofits to help boost travel and tourism to the city.
Grants will be awarded in three categories, including production and printing of brochures, production and placement of print advertising, and in a general category for non-printed items.
“They make a tremendous difference,” said Mickey Gregory, the bureau’s executive director. “Print advertising is still a great way to let folks know about what’s going on.”
Nonprofits and events that have benefited from the grants previously include Book ‘Em North Carolina, Southeastern Fire Rescue College, Purple Door Productions, Alive After 5, Borderbelt Farmers Museum and Welcome Center, Rumba on the Lumber, Robeson County History Museum, Friends of the Robeson County Public Library, Robeson County Arts Council and the African American Culture Center.
“Anything that showcases our community is worthy of support from this office to let travelers know that we have a lot of assets here that they may want to stop and see,” Gregory said. “It’s a pleasure to be able to help and let other folks know about what they’re doing because that’s how you grow.”
Applications can be picked up at the Lumberton Visitors Bureau office, located at 3431 Lackey St. The deadline for applications is 5 p.m. on Aug. 28. Applications can be mailed, faxed or emailed to the Lumberton Visitors Bureau. For information, call 910-739-9999.
Jaymie Baxley can be reached at 910-416-5771 or on Twitter @Jaymie_Baxley.