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Wednesday, April 1, 2015

grant program awards

The banana split celebration will get a boost in luring visitors to the Latrobe area, along with local breweries, St. Vincent College's training camp trolley and Derry Railroad Days.
The Westmoreland County Tourism Grant Program awarded $401,191 to 71 tourism-related businesses and organizations recently at Westmoreland @rt30. The Laurel Highlands Visitors Bureau oversees the program, which has distributed $3,898,472 to date.
Six Latrobe and Derry groups received $28,500; 17 Ligonier Valley area organizations got $110,445.
The grants, funded by a 3 percent tax levied on hotel bills, are meant to bring tourists to the region.

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