Gibson County receives Indiana Tourism Award

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PRINCETON, Ind. (WEHT)- During the Indiana Tourism Association annual conference the Gibson County Visitors & Tourism Bureau received the award for Best Advocacy Initiative.

The award was open to entries that had a goal of increasing awareness in their local communities.

According to an Indiana Tourism Association spokesperson, the judges were truly impressed that the event was able to bring exposure to a historic site in such a clever and strategic way.

One of the judges added, “The only thing missing from the entry was my invitation.”

The GCVT Bureau’s entry, the 2019 Lyles Station Farm to Table Dinner, competed against entries from Elkhart County Convention & Visitors Bureau, Indiana Dunes Tourism, and Visit South Bend Mishawaka.

ITA Executive Director Carrie Lambert presented the Best Advocacy Initiative Award to GCVT staff members.

GCVT Bureau Executive Director Eric Heidenreich, “We are honored and excited to receive this award. I am so proud of our team and the dedication they displayed in putting the Farm to Table event together.

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(This story was originally published on March 5, 2020)

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