More than $26,000 Awarded to Grant Recipients

LCCVB announces Spring/Summer Grants

HAMMOND – The Lake County Convention and Visitors Bureau has announced the recipients of the 2007 Spring/Summer Grants.

Eight organizations applied for grants this spring. Organizations seeking grants from the CVB provided a clear and comprehensive marketing plan for how the matching grant money would be used and how it could help their event or festival.

The grant monies totaling more than $26,000 have been allocated to help fund events in Lake County. Recipients include; Covered Bridge harvest Fest, South Shore Clean Cities, Munster Parks and Recreation, Native American Arts & Crafts Show, Pierogi Fest, East Chicago Marina Annual Chicago Power Show and the Northwest Indiana Symphony.

The Lake County CVB requires any not-for-profit organization seeking matching grant monies to attend one Grant Seminar each year. The next Grant Seminar will be held at the Indiana Welcome Center on June 25th at 2:00pm. Please call Katie Holderby, Executive V.P., for more information, (219) 989-7770 ext. 2222.