Published in the Iola Register on May. 15, 2013.

Tourism committee awards grants

 Tourism grant applications were the main item on the May agenda at the monthly Cloud County Convention and Tourism Committee meeting Tuesday.
 Each quarter the Tourism committee distributes $1,750 in event and marketing/development grants based on a set criteria. Six grant applications were received this quarter.
 As no applications were received last quarter the committee voted to grant out a total of $3,500 as follows:
Softball for Fireworks, softball tournament to raise money for fireworks, $100; National Orphan Train Complex, printing of rack cards, $500; Concordia American Legion Fireworks July 3rd Fireworks Show, $100; Cruise In, Pig Out BBQ Contest, Chamber fundraiser, $500; Tootlefest, $500; Concordia Chamber of Commerce, downtown speaker/sound system, $1,800.