GLENS FALLS , NY – A grant of $15,000 from the New York State Senate will support a new tourism project in the Battenkill Valley . The project, Seasons in the Battenkill Valley , will market the Battenkill area as a tourist destination, with a special focus on arts venues. The goal is to bring more visitors to the area and increase economic activity through tourism. The effort is a joint project of the Lower Adirondack Regional Arts Council (LARAC), an arts service organization in Glens Falls , and the Towns & Villages of the Battenkill Valley (TVOBV), a tourism group based in Cambridge .
“We are grateful to Senator Betty Little for helping us secure a grant of $15,000 from the New York State Senate. This grant will help jump start the project,” said Christine Hoffer, a lead member of the TVOBV.
The project will market a variety of area activities—everything from theater, cycling tours, art lessons and workshops, galleries, and more—to create one-of-a-kind travel packages for visitors seeking a special vacation experience.
With the senate grant, the project will start this summer and focus on bringing new tourists to the area throughout the year, especially during non-peak travel times, such as late fall, winter and early spring.
Though based in Glens Falls , LARAC's service area includes Washington County as well as Warren and Northern Saratoga Counties . The organization sees promoting the arts in the entire region as an important part of its mission. “LARAC is thrilled to be able to help bring this project to Washington County ,” said Ellen Bütz, LARAC's Executive Director. We're committed to being a part of advancing the arts in the area.”
For more information about the project, call Jackie Keren at (518) 854-9120 or email firstname.lastname@example.org . Information is also available at the website for the Towns & Villages of the Battenkill Valley
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