The Elizabethtown Convention and Visitors Bureau voted Wednesday to help a few local organizations with funding.
Organizations receiving assistance through the Tourism Assistance Program include Give 270’s “The Eric & Joe Show,” the Hardin County Schools Performing Arts Center, and the Daughters of the American Revolution.
Commissioners approved $5,000 for “Eric and Joe Before Thanksgiving Christmas Variety Show.” Each year, all proceeds from the show are donated to a local charity. More information about the show can be found at theericandjoeshow.com.
Tourism has approved two different requests by PAC, one for $980 to help bring the Missoula Children’s Theater production of “The Jungle Book” to the area. Auditions begin October 10. The dates of the shows are October 14 and 15.
In addition, $1,000 was approved for CAP seasonal postcards and brochures.
Captain Jacob Van Meter Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution asked for money to help put a marker at the Patriots Memorial, a 7½-foot-tall obelisk that inscribed the names of 247 Patriots who lived within the original 1793 boundaries of Hardin County and aided in the struggle for American independence during the American Revolution, at Freeman Lake Park.
Tourism chief executive Janna Clark noted that the overall cost of the marker is $4,800 and the group has already raised $1,000. The commission approved the supply for $960, or one-fifth of the overall cost.