|Published: 4:34 PM, 09/03/2013
||Last updated: 4:35 PM, 09/03/2013
Author: Jessica Cross
Source: The Monroe County Advocate
Several projects are in the works for
Monroe County Tourism thanks to a $19,000 grant.
The Interpretative Information Grant,
awarded in 2012 from the Federal Highway Administration's National
Scenic Byway Program, will be used in this fiscal budget year.
"The grant was awarded two years ago,
but I haven't put it in my budget until now," Tourism Director
Julie Morgan told The Advocate & Democrat this week.
Morgan explained that it was hard to
complete grants if too many were included in one budget.
"I was spending grants that had to be
closed out before this one, spending them in order," she said.
Among the projects to be completed with
the grant funds is adding a covered picnic area at the Cherohala
Skyway Visitors Center in Tellico Plains. The 16x16 "weather
protector site" will be installed where there are already existing
picnic tables, said Morgan.
"It won't be just for motorcyclists
to use, but for everyone--visitors and locals," she said.
See full story in the Sunday, Sept. 1, edition of The Advocate & Democrat.
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