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☷ Orange County Virginia - Press Release Orange County Receives Virginia Tourism Corporation Grant
Orange County , state Virginia ( By Press Release office)
ORANGE COUNTY , Va . – Orange County was awarded a $20 , 000 grant from the Virginia Tourism Corporation ( VTC ) Destination Marketing Organization ( DMO ) grant fund to facilitate a new “Orange Uncovered” video storytelling and native content marketing initiative . The award is one of 259 programs to receive funding . Rita McClenny , president and CEO of Virginia Tourism noted , “These grant funds provide an important opportunity for communities across the Commonwealth to accelerate recovery efforts and continue with their best - in - class marketing initiatives to attract new travelers . ”
Exploring historic sites remains a top priority for central Virginia visitors . Orange County Tourism is excited to “Uncover” six stories to showcase the diverse history and culture of Orange County . Content created from this initiative will foster interest and drive visitation from new markets . The videos will feature attractions such as the Germanna Foundation , Barboursville Ruins , Historic Gordonsville , Ellwood Manor , the James Madison Museum of Orange County Heritage , and the Orange County African American Historical Society’s new commemorative park in the Town of Orange .
Julie Perry , Orange County’s Tourism Program Manager , says she is , “proud to be working on this initiative with support from the Virginia Tourism Corporation . Developing video assets and telling lesser known , more inclusive stories of our community’s history is a great opportunity to reach new visitors for Orange County and Virginia!”
The VTC Regional Marketing Program aims to help DMOs supplement funding for economically significant programming . The DMO funding is projected to drive more than 125 , 000 room nights statewide over the next 18 months . For more information about “Orange Uncovered , ” please contact Julie Perry , Tourism Program Manager , at ( 540 ) 661 - 5324 or jperry@orangecountyva . gov .
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