Coordinator Lisa Moorman and events coordinator Catherine Herlocker were busy working on events for 2012. ” One thing I would like to develop soon is a Community Events Calendar,” mentioned Moorman, who came aboard in October. With her years of experience at the Roanoke Civic Center, she knows that scheduling and overbooking dates can affect turnout for events. Also she believes the public should have easy access to what’s on tap in the county. She is hoping folks will send in items for her master calendar to firstname.lastname@example.org. Call 473-1167.
Currently the duo is looking at the Wine Trail Concert series for 2012. With the addition of Troutville as an Appalachian Trail Community, more events are on the horizon for Botetourt in 2012.
Herlocker and Moorman recently participated in a grant writing workshop as well and have some grants management currently but no grant applications pending. They are also compiling a list of refined craftsmen such as wood workers, furniture makers, craftsmen, jewelry makers and potters for future endeavors.
Basically, said Moorman, “We are following the strategic plan for tourism developed last year.” For more on tourism in Botetourt check out the website.
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