North Platte / Lincoln County Visitors Bureau Awards Nine Grants | Local

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»$ 2,625 at the Longhorn Bar in Sutherland for the inaugural Longhorn Music Festival on August 21st. The event at the Sutherland Rodeo Arena will feature Randy Houser, Mark Chesnutt and DJ Bridwell.

»$ 2,000 to Pal’s Brewing Company for promotional activities for the September Western Nebraska Craft Beer Festival, held in partnership with the Nebraska Craft Brewers Guild.

»$ 1,750 to Miss Rodeo Nebraska Joeli Walrath for the prize of a full page ad in the Miss Rodeo America pageant book. The competition will take place in December in Las Vegas.

»$ 300 to Colonel Cody’s Cruise for September event promotional activities for classic car enthusiasts.

Twelve organizations have submitted grant applications totaling $ 96,536.57, according to a press release from the tourism bureau.

Grants are funded by lodging taxes which are collected and paid for overnight stays in Lincoln County lodging establishments. Tax revenue for the 2020-2021 fiscal year is down 30% from the previous year, the statement said.

Due to the looming uncertainty of the pandemic, the advisory committee made cautious grants, the statement said.

The next round of funding is open, with a deadline of July 1 for events or projects taking place in October, November and December. Applications will be considered at the monthly Advisory Committee meeting on July 28.

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