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Museum wins tourism grant to help attract visitors for Shindig

$550,000 awarded across Montana

A pilot cycle of the Tourism Grant Program at the Department of Commerce will award nearly $550,000 to help forty-four communities across Montana boost attendance at events to grow visitor spending.

Grant recipients completed a competitive application cycle earlier this spring and will be reimbursed for event costs related to marketing, temporary infrastructure, facilities, hospitality and signage. The maximum award per event is $25,000.

“Local celebrations, festivals and events – big or small – are important for brining visitors into Montana communities,” said Commerce Director Tara Rice. “Events like these pull visitors from out of the area into our communities and Main Street businesses. Even a small investment can have a big impact.”

Carter County Museum was awarded $3,598 to be used for the 7th Annual Dino Shindig which will take place this July. Other notable area recipients were:

• In Broadus, Homesteader Days was awarded $5,000

• In Glendive, Makoshika Mascot Challenge was awarded $14,355

• In Jordan, Garfield County Centennial Celebration was awarded $4,900

• In Terry, Celebrating Agriculture in Prairie County was awarded $3,200.


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